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A SHINY TRAY FOR YOUR SHINY TRINKETS


The most often used shell in New Zealand is the paua shell. It comes from a large black marine snail and, whilst similar to abalone, it is far superior in colour. Also used is the mother-of-pearl oyster shell which comes in gold and black/silver. These shells can be very large, with very little grain and awesome colour. Some beautiful pieces are made from it or have it used as inlays. Less available are green and red mussell shells which have subtle and strong colour with a lot of variation according to the way it is carved and viewed.

THE PAUA SHELL MEANING : 

When it comes to paua shells, it's not only their beauty that attracts people, it is also the many physical and emotional benefits that are supposed to be bestowed upon the wearer, that makes paua shell jewelery so popular amongst both men and women, the world over. It is believed that all varieties of abalone (including paua) strengthen the body as well as the heart. If a person wears paua shells jewelery, he can express his feelings to others very well. Paua shells are believed to bring sensitivity, harmony and connectivity in relationships. As abalone shell is found in a number of colors, in a way it represents that the beauty of living life is in the many changes that we get to experience every day, month, year and decade!

It is a common practice amongst the people of Maori tribe to give paua shells as gift to one another. According to them, this shell brings good luck, prosperity and peace to people. The medicinal lores fo maori tribe say that paua shells were used to treat a number of ailments and health conditions in the past. Deficiency of calcium, hearing problems, nervous system disorders are some of the conditions that were treated with paua shells, according to the Maori beliefs.





MEASUREMENTS
3.5" x 5.5" x 1.5"


This shiny trinket tray is going for:

S$20 with S$3 postage in Singapore 

(S$8 to other parts of the world)

To purchase,

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