Abalone in its natural form. Abalone, is a common name for any of a group of small to very large edible sea snails.
We mentioned the lustrous shell last week when reviewing the hot trends for 2014, but today we wanted to take a closer look. What is it about abalone jewelry that’s making all of the fashion pages? Here are a few examples for you to peruse.
Deily earrings in 14k gold-plated brass with abalone, $75; Kendra Scott
Bangle in 18k gold-plated brass with paua (abalone) shell, $118; Isharya
Juliette chandelier earrings in sterling silver with white quartz over abalone, $870; Elizabeth Showers
Ring in 18k gold with oxidized silver and 6.64 ct. blue topaz doublet, 0.47 ct. t.w. abalone shell, and 0.44 ct. t.w. blue sapphires, $3,845; Armenta Collection
Double Teardrop bracelet in 14k rose gold with abalone and 0.3 ct. t.w. diamonds, $4,300; Jacquie Aiche
Source: JCK Magazine