Within this 13mm roud violet paua cabochon, purple and black swirls form a mini storm. This cabochon features actual paua shell layered between black resin and transparent purple resin. The purple resin forms a slight dome shape typical of cabochons. Try gluing this cabochon to fashion accessories or adding it to handmade pendants. Paua shell comes from New Zealand, where its beautiful coloring and iridescent properties have made it popular with tourists. Shells with similar properties in the USA are not as vibrant in color and are known as abalone. Feel free to browse for other cabochons.