Paua Pearl Earrings
Paua Pearl Earrings - Sterling Silver stud - 5mm Pearls
Paua Pearl Earrings - Sterling Silver stud - 6mm Pearls
Paua shellfish is a variety of abalone and is indigenous to New Zealand's coastal waters. The fish is edible and considered an international delicacy and the shell has traditionally been used for adornment and embellishment in local craft and art work.
A process is used to insert blisters onto the shell of the Paua to grow their distinctive pearls. The nacre is the layer which grows over the blisters to produce the beautiful variety of colours. The pearls are harvested after several years of growth.
Paua Pearls are sometimes referred to as Blue Pearls, but as you will see, there is a large variety of colours available ranging from soft to vibrant greens, pastel lilacs to violet blues and sometimes the pearls can show a stunning pink orient.
As each paua pearl has an individual colour vaiation, please indicate your colour preferences, i.e. blue, green/blue or green.
Upon receipt of your order we will contact you with the colour options available at the time.
For our earring settings, we use 9 and 18 carat yellow gold and sterling silver.
We are independent pearl buyers and source our paua pearls from several farms within New Zealand to bring you the best value paua pearls New Zealand has to offer.