Abalone Shell ~ 17-19 cm
Classification: Haliotis midae Gmelin
These beautiful large abalone shells have brilliantly coloured internal lustre, with a sea washed external surface which is textured and rugged, representing for me the ebb and flow of the ocean!
Abaolone shells are found worldwide and these larger species are from more temperate waters.
The abalone shell is considered to bring good luck when positioned around your home.
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Abalone shells form part of over 100 species of similar low spiral shells found widely throughout the world from New Zealand, Austraila, South Africa and the UK Channel Isles where the shells are known as Ormers.