Natural paua shell creates unique patterns underneath the vibrant purple resin of this 18mm round cabochon. The shell is layered between black resin and a curving purple resin top. Use this colorful cabochon to adorn handmade pendants, fashion accessories or home décor. Paua shell comes from New Zealand, where its 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. Because the shell is natural, exact patterns will vary. Feel free to browse for other cabochons.