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 ShellYellows16x12mmOval12mmhttp://www.firemountaingems.com/itemdetails/h201786cbH201786CBCabochon, paua shell (coated / dyed), gold, 16x12mm calibrated oval, Mohs hardness 3-1/2. Sold per pkg of 4.//image1.fmgstatic.com/images/p1786cbb.jpg8.328.32As Low As $0.94 per cabochon