A stunning and colourful polished Paua Shell, it has mesmerising colours both in the interior and exterior. P_ua is the M_ori name given to three species of large edible sea snails, marine gastropod molluscs which belong to the family Haliotidae. The Majority of seashells sold are a by product of the seafood diet in the country of origin (as cockles, mussels and scallops are in the UK) and collected for their food content. The shells are cleaned and polished in the UK to create a stunning illustration of the beauty of nature. The sizes quoted are an average.