Abalone Shell that is used to make Glacier Pearle

What is glacier pearle?

What is Glacier Pearl?

"Glacier Pearl" or "Glacier Pearle" is jewelry made from the abalone shell. The abalone shell is referred to as the "jewel of nature".
Example of an abalone shell

What color is the Abalone shell?

As you can see from the picture above, the abalone shell comes in a kaleidoscope of iridescent colors ranging from blue, pink, purple, green, and yellow.The colors are very reminiscent of the eye of a peacock feather as you can see in the picture below.
Abalone Butterfly Jewelry

Each Abalone Shell is Unique.

Jewelry made from the abalone shell is quite unique, as no two shells are the same. Each abalone shell has a unique pattern of twisted swirling colors as you can see from the picture below.

Where is abalone found?

Abalone are found in cold waters. The majority are found in Western North America, South Africa, Australia, Japan, and off the coast of New Zealand.

Is abalone jewelry expensive?

Abalone jewelry is relatively inexpensive. You can find very nice abalone jewelry as low as $15.00-$20.00 CAN. Depending on the artisan and designer, abalone jewelry can be quite valuable. An example of prices can be seen here.

Wild abalone not used in making Jewelry.

Wild populations of abalone have decreased in the resent years because of over fishing, poaching and other environmental factors. Thus, glacier pearl jewelry made from the abalone shell is government regulated and managed by fisheries so that no wild abalone are effected.

What are other names for abalone?

Abalone is a marine snail which is also commonly referred to as ear shells, sea ears, muttonfish, ormer, perlemoen, and paua.

How big are abalone shells?

It's shell varies in size from 0.79" to 7.87".

How is abalone shell turned into Jewelry?

Skilled artists choose only he finest quality abalone and then begin the laborious task of removing the thick outer crust to reveal the natural beauty that lies within. The shells are hand polished and carved to create some of the beautiful jewelry found here.

Where can I buy Glacier Pearl?

TreasuresOnline.ca has a great selection of Glacier Pearle jewelry at low prices which includes free shipping in Canada. It will be hard to find a better price.