Evine.com is always trying to inspire with our unique and exotic collection of gems and semi-precious stones. We are proud to share with you a beautiful and exciting collection of abalone (paua shell) jewelry. Found only in the deep waters off of New Zealand, paua shell is the most colorful of all abalone shells. The colors vary from greens, pinks to purples, blues and even some shells containing gold or crimson tones. The color in the paua shell changes when viewed at different angles. This iridescence, similar to that of Mother of Pearl shell, but far more brilliant, is what makes the paua shell so amazing as a gem material for use in jewelry. It is truly one of nature's marvels. Each shell is different in its color tones, and in the patterns within the shell. The brilliant colors are from light being refracted within the crystal layers. Evine carries rings, earrings, bracelets and pendants featuring one of the most beautiful tropical shells.