This material is quickly finding important uses. Sold individually. Edge-trimmed and very even thickness. Good color-matching within each sheet, but can vary between sheets and batches. May have slight corner chipping or contain areas of slight "worminess". Some sheets are non-stock and may take 1-2 weeks for delivery to you.. ...Also if there is a shell type you don't see please call..................11-1-2011
|1||White M.O.P. (Mother of Pearl)
Well figured, stiffer than abalone, usually made from fairly large individual pieces
Similar to pale gold M.O.P., mottled color, irregular patchwork texture, good iridescence.
|3||Donkey Ear Abalone
This sheet is composed of smaller fan shaped pieces, very mechanical and uniform (almost like spun metal), lots of movement in the light, and overall pinkish hue with much iridescence.
|4||Green Sea Snail
Pale and creamy base color (similar in color to rippled), strong green/pink/violet iridescence,very nice material. .
Medium to dark green with specs of greens, pinks and some blues. Apears like glittter
|6||Sparkle White MOP
Specs of white mop same glitter type pattern. Material is an off white to creamy appearence. It is not white as you would see blank shell .
|7|| Korean Awabi Rim
Very irredescent mostly reds and pinks, with some greenish highlights.
|8||Red Abalone Heart
Intensely reddish with lots of greens, figured like very fine "burl" or "birds eye".
|9||Pink Abalone (Pale)
Pale, similar to green abalone, some sheets are darker pink than others.
|10||Pink Abalone Heart
From center of shell, figure much like green abalone heart but more crackled, dark pinks with turquoise hightlights.
Pale colors to darker green or reddish, with some pale rippled areas.
|12||Green Abalone (Rippled)
Totally pale, no black lines or dark spots, very select and intense "fiddle back" figure.
|13||Green Abalone (Heart)
Mostly darker greens, some blues and reds, burly and dense figure from center of shell.
Rectangular pattern dark grey/black to pale, jionts are noticable
Much darker than green abalone, some sheets intense pinks, others deep blues and greens.
|16||Paua Abalone Rim
Pink colors, with very few black llines. Made from nested rows of long curved "rim" pieces , material has an arc pattern .
Varied shades of brown to light brown joint lines are noticable
|18||Paua Abalone Heart
Lavinder and pink in color with black. Some greens and pinks but predominately the pink to lavender. Dense in pattern simmilar to green heart pattern