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 ShellYellows18x13mmOval13mmhttp://www.firemountaingems.com/itemdetails/h201787cbH201787CBCabochon, paua shell (coated / dyed), gold, 18x13mm calibrated oval, Mohs hardness 3-1/2. Sold per pkg of 4.//image1.fmgstatic.com/images/p1787cbb.jpg9.719.71As Low As $1.15 per cabochon