The abalone shell with its beautiful iridescent interior has been used for centuries for burning smudge, resin or incense. For as long as abalone have been nourishing human appetites, their mother-of-pearl bearing shells have been used in ritual ceremonies to replenish souls as well. Tribes native to the North American west coast used abalone shells as currency. Today in South Africa, abalone is still highly sought after, and their shells, which are known to have an especially colorful iridescence, are very valuable. When not in use it also makes a natural decorative accent piece that can add the perfect touch to almost any space.
Abalone Shell 4