Beautiful and unique natural sustainably sourced Pāua shell, the by-product of a New Zealand fisherman's meal. The gorgeous iridescent colours are completely natural! Frame set in sterling silver, the ring can be sized to span ring sizes UK size M-U or US size 6½-10¼ . Framed shell piece measures approximately 42x20x2.5mm.
As ring sizing can be a delicate procedure, we'd be happy to size this to the desired size for you - just let us know in the gift message/notes at checkout. Will arrive packed in a Two Skies gift box.
Pāua Shell Sterling Silver Ring
Pāua are gathered recreationally and commercially but strict catch limits are set for both. Adam has an agreement with small scale New Zealand fishermen, who collect the pāua for food. To Māori, pāua are recognised taonga (treasure), esteemed both as kaimoana (seafood) and as a valued resource for traditional arts and crafts. Pāua are frequently used to represent the eyes in Māori carvings and traditionally are associated with the stars or whetū; the symbolic eyes of ancestors that gaze down from the night sky.