Available in a range of colours, Abalone Shell is a versatile shell that reflects colours of the sea. Although not classified as a ‘crystal’, Abalone shell has been long used in jewellery and is believed to hold metaphysical and healing properties, include aiding emotional situations, promote cooperation, and stimulate intuition and the imagination.
Abalone, of which paua beige is a type, has been used to assist with treating joint disorders, muscle problems, the heart and digestion. It is believed that black lip and brown lip shells may possess the same healing properties also.
Despite not being a part of the ‘crystalline family’ Abalone is believed to have its own metaphysical and healing properties. Abalone is purported to be especially useful for handling and calming emotional situations, and be very soothing to the emotions. Having abalone nearby when working through an emotional situation with someone can be beneficial and may enhance cooperation.
niin founder and designer Jeanine Hsu uses Abalone shell in a range of ways across a number of collections, “because the coloration of the shells is so diverse and varied, they have amazing potential to feature in any number of pieces,”
“Living in Hong Kong, Abalone shells are a constant cast-away as a result of the mollusks' popularity in seafood restaurants. Giving these beautiful shells a second life and recycling them into niin jewellery seems the most environmental decision.”