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Abalone shell has special meaning in many cultures and has spiritual properties. In some Native American cultures, the shell of the abalone is to burn sage. They believe the combined spiritual power of abalone and sage would take their messages to their Gods. The smoke of the sage is used to cleanse evil spirits. This is used in modern-day cleaners also.
Abalone shells have many names: Haliotis Iris, Paua Shells, Nacre, Mother-of-Pearl, Aulon, and Sea ear to name a few.
Abalone shell is found in several distinct places and cultures around the world, which explains its many names, coming from several languages. Whatever you call it, there's no doubting its beauty. They are also fantastically individual - no two abalone shells are quite the same.
SPECIFICATIONS: Size 7” inches in length