Sought after for its range of color and iridescence that rivals even Mother of Pearl, Abalone is a rare organic nacre  valued as precious gem by the elite and privileged members of many cultures and societies throughout the ages. Many believe that because most abalone shells can produce a vivid and clear sound of the ocean when held up to the ear, the gemstone holds some power to comfort, soothe, and relax whomever wears it. Unlike the primarily off-white Mother of Pearl, Abalone comes in a range of colors from deep ocean blues to vivid turquoise and is often marbled with flecks of red, gold, green, and/or purple





Shop: ‘Gems by Wanda Marie’ Jewelry Containing Abalone

More: Types, States and Stages of Abalone

Raw (as from the seas)



Polished, but Uncut
Cut and Polished

Rare: African Abalone, lightly polished and roughly cut into shards for jewelry