Disc of laminated New Zealand Paua shell (Abalone) with recycled Sterling Silver disc and hook.Finished with a silver spiral based on the unfurling fern fronds that are a common feature of the New Zealand bush.Paua has an amazing array of natural colours ranging from pink to green and blue.
Hook length: 22mm (0.9 in). Disc size: 13mm (0.5 in). Also available in a large size and as a necklace.
While they’re are known as ‘abalone’ in other countries, larger pÄua can mostly be found in the fresh, cold seas of the lower North Island, South Island, Chatham Island and Stewart Island. They are caught by free-diving.To make pÄua babies, the male and female pÄua wait until the perfect time (they just know) and then, together, eject millions of eggs or sperm into the water at the same time through those holes you see in their shells. It then mingles, becomes pÄua lavae, and some will one day head down to start life as a rock dwelling adult pÄua.New Zealand’s pÄua industry is managed by strict quotas, which will only allow a certain amount of them to be harvested each year, with severe penalties for those who break the law. This makes for a sustainable fishery.
All Stone Arrow silver and copper is 100% recycled.