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Abalone Jewelry

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The name abalone is derived from the American Spanish word abulón. In fact, the earliest uses of abalone date back as far as the mid-19th century. Abalone shells used for jewelry are organic gems that project vibrant iridescent colors such as blue, green, and purple. Potentially the shells can be any color of the rainbow but the shades of blue, green, and purple are found to be the most common. The abalone shell gemstone contains a translucent to opaque clarity as well as a glossy luster after it has been polished.

Abalone can be found in various locations all around the world! They can be found in the cold waters off the coast of places like Taiwan, Japan, China, South Africa, Western North America, Australia, and New Zealand. Prior to becoming lovely pieces of jewelry, the abalones must be harvested, and each harvest occurs within the cycle of three to five years. What begins the cycle is when the abalone microscopic eggs are collected and placed within hatching tanks where the larvae will be taken care of for about a year. Over the next couple of years, they continue to grow and once they have reached their full size the abalones will be ready to harvest.

In the metaphysical world, abalone is believed to stimulate feelings of both compassion and peace. It is also said that abalone possesses the ability to open psychic as well as intuitive connections to the wearer. Abalone enhances and produces a notion of balance as well as harmony.

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