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>BluesCabochonsPaua ShellBlues14x10mmOval10mmhttp://www.firemountaingems.com/itemdetails/h202574cbH202574CBCabochon, paua shell (coated / dyed), blue, 14x10mm calibrated oval, Mohs hardness 3-1/2. Sold per pkg of 6.//image1.fmgstatic.com/images/p2574cbb.jpg9.339.33As Low As $0.73 per cabochon