I just wanted to post a link to an upcoming auction which contains one of the rare natural abalone pearls we found years ago. This is just an informational post and I thought they did a pretty good job with the photos and write up.
Please feel free to have a look at the link below and any send through any feedback you may have.
Thanks for all the positive feedback. I really appreciate it.
Caitlin, I know what you mean about the shells. In New Zealand it is a bit of an icon. It's everywhere being such a coastal country and I never get tired of seeing it's beautiful colours. It's the same colours that make the pearls so great.
If you ever want a few pieces of shell just let me know and Iím sure I can find some to flick your way.
Mr. Shepherd, I've heard so many good things about the collection held my Mr. Norris. Is any of it documented for viewing? I'd love to see some of his large "horn" pieces.
I just wanted to show you all some quick photos that I took recently of some natural abalone pearls which were all from the single Abalone and vary in size shape and colours.
I have had trouble finding any similar images on the internet so I thought I would take some that show the location and early stages of development for the natural pearl within the abalone. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do and find them informative.
The pearl is fabulous! But I also LOVE that shell!
Dang! I might bid on the pearl if the shell came with it! (Just kidding!)
Actually I only want the shell......
just wanted to let you know that I got a beautiful Abalone shell through my sister-in-law. If possible I take some photos and post them on this forum for all the members to see. It is rather old and even more beautiful than the one in the Bonham photo. It is 15,5 cm x 12,5 cm so it has to be a grown-up so to say. On the outer side it has streaks of pink, green, silver. I have a question about the "holes" in the shell: does anyone know what function these holes have?
We'd love to see the photos of your abalone shell. They're always so amazing to look at.
I think I have a couple of photos myself that I could post.. Just give me some time to find them. A couple of them even show the pearls forming on the shell. In this case we actually found a number of small natural pearls within the abalone as well. I think I posted the photos of these in a seperate post somewhere.