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Fabulous.  Try them on beautiful cabinets as knobs, or a drawer pull, or a. . .

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The scientific name for abalone, "Haliotis" means "ear of the sea" and refers to the flattened shape of the shell. The rough outer portion of the abalone is ground down to reveal the stunning inner layers of the shell. The nacreous inner surface is a silvery blue-green that sometimes contains swirls of pink, orange and lavender. The most vibrantly colored species of abalone is called "paua" and comes from the waters around New Zealand.

The scientific name for abalone, "Haliotis" means "ear of the sea" and refers to the flattened shape of the shell. The rough outer portion of the abalone is ground down to reveal the stunning inner layers of the shell. The nacreous inner surface is a silvery blue-green that sometimes contains swirls of pink, orange and lavender. The most vibrantly colored species of abalone is called "paua" and comes from the waters around New Zealand.

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