These are very vibrant, swirled rainbow colors, much more vivid than abalone. Epoxy-coated tops protect against breakage, provide stability and enhance iridescence. From New Zealand, paua shell has traditionally been used to stimulate creativity and imagination. Color may vary from dye lot to dye lot.
Cabochons>Paua Shell>YellowsCabochonsPaua ShellYellows20mmRound20mmhttp://www.firemountaingems.com/itemdetails/h201782cbH201782CBCabochon, paua shell (coated / dyed), gold, 20mm calibrated round, Mohs hardness 3-1/2. Sold per pkg of 2.//image1.fmgstatic.com/images/p1782cbb.jpg9.449.44As Low As $2.22 per cabochon