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More properly called a Haliotis Fulgens, this is a truly beautiful polished shell. The thick inner layer is composed of nacre, a layer made by some molluscs, known as mother of pearl, and also the material that pearls are made of. This is highly iridescent, creating a range of strong, changeable colours. Plus, the perforations make this an ideal soap dish.


Fascinating fact - the shell of the abalone is so strong that they have been studied by scientists around the world for insight into creating stronger products, such as body armour. Well, we think it's fascinating...


This shell measures 14.5cm long by 11.5cm wide. With specimen shells such as this one you will receive the shell photographed.

Green abalone shell

  • All the shells we sell in our shop are real and they are from abundant and sustainable sources. The vast majority of these shells are a by product of the food industry, even the really tiny ones (used to make soups!).

    Our suppliers are a socially responsible organisation in the Philippines, paying a fair daily wage, who do not export any current endangered species of any sort. We do not stock items taken solely for decorative purposes such as seahorses, puffer fish, etc.

    All the shells are natural; they’ve just been cleaned and, in some cases, polished and occasionally carved or acid-etched. Isn’t nature amazing!

  • This is a standard item at £4.99 postage and packing.

    We make every effort to dispatch items within three working days and aim for UK delivery within seven days of receiving your order.

    If you order from other categories the highest rate of postage will be applied to all of your order. Standard UK delivery is £4.99, £3.99 for prints, £2.99 for small items, £1.99 for greetings cards and £9.99 for bulky items. Free delivery over £100.

    Our full Shipping Policy, and EU shipping rates, appear on the Checkout page.

    Grotto Pickup is available - normally ready in 2 business days. Please wait for email notification before collecting your order, and bring your order number and ID with you. Our opening hours will be detailed on your email.