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When you shop with flying fish design store online you are connecting with a real shop and not just a warehouse as our online store operates through our Paihia shop. The wonderful staff who greet and assist you with your shopping in store are the very same who also process your online purchases. Our shop has an excellent reputation for customer service and that same level of service is applied to our online store.

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Paua And Silver Spiral Drops - Small

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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 pāua 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 pāua babies, the male and female pāua 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 pāua lavae, and some will one day head down to start life as a rock dwelling adult pāua.New Zealand’s pāua 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.