Paua shell has a pearlescent luster so brilliant that it is sometimes called the sea opal and is used for imitation opal doublets. For centuries the indigenous Maori people have used the Mother of Pearl of the Paua Mussel from New Zealand, which has a blue-green iridescent color play, for inlays in mystical carvings. New Zealand’s polished paua shells are customary souvenirs because of their beautiful blue, purple, gold and green hues. Paua is the most colorful shell in the world, other abalone have some color, but not the brilliance of Paua. Paua shellfish are black and the interior of the shell has cloudy waves of rainbow colors with blues and green being dominant.
- Paw Print Earrings are inlayed with a polished Paua Shell cabochon stones to enhance the beauty of these earrings.
- Solid Sterling Silver marked .925, with Sterling Silver posts and backs. Stones are glues in.
- Proudly handmade in the USA.
- Dog lover jewelry makes a nice gift.
Can be worn with matching Paw Print Ring and Paw Print Charm.
Size: 3/8” tall, 1/4” wide
Paua Shell Special Care: Avoid knocking or scraping jewelry set with natural paua. It is not advisable to wear your paua jewelry when playing sport, gardening and performing household tasks like washing dishes and showering. Do not expose to chlorine bleach or any other chemicals! Water immersion can break down the glue bond holding the Paua Shell to the setting.
Sterling Silver dog jewelry is copyrighted by Dazzling Paws Jewelry LLC. Any recreations of these designs will be prosecuted by law.