Abalone Shells Lot of 5
Approx Size: 2 to 5 inch size. shells
Locality: There are over a hundred varieties of abalone worldwide. They are generally found in cold, coastal waters such as those of New Zealand, South Africa, Australia, the West of North America, and Japan.
Rock/Mineral Info: Abalone shells have many names Haliotis Iris, Paua Shells, Nacre, Mother-of-Pearl, Aulon, and Sea ear to name a few. Abalone is a variety of mollusks or sea snails with feet and tentacles. Its ear-shaped shells are made up of microscopic pieces of calcium carbonate stacked one on top of another. Abalone mollusks grow by feeding on seaweed such as kelp. The different varieties of seaweed create different colors in their shell as they grow. The concentric rings you can see on the outside of an adult abalone shell are evidence of the changes in the seaweed diet of the mollusk.
Metaphysical Properties: In some Native American cultures, the shell of the abalone is to burn sage. They believe the combined spiritual power of abalone and sage would take their messages to their Gods. The smoke of the sage is used to cleanse evil spirits. This is used in modern-day smudging also. Abalone healing carries energies of protection and emotional balance. It brings with it a natural shielding that blesses the person holding it with tranquility. Abalone healing is especially helpful for those going through emotional turmoil or those having a hard time dealing with a situation in a relationship.