Mother of Pearl Shell/Abalone
The Large, Rare and Beautiful Abalone Bead Collection is Here!
First seen in artistic images of Buddha created in 300 A.D., the Abalone bead is one of the largest and rarest beads found. Usually located in the Pacific, between California and Alaska and as far away as Korea, Japan and Australia, the highly sought after Abalone shell bead comes from a primitive one-shelled mollusk.
Unlike most other Mother of Pearl Bead gems found in nature, the Mother of Pearl/ Abalone shell bead is very unique, unusually shaped and extremely rare. Why so rare when other Mother of Pearl Bead gems can be naturally or man-made?
The answer is also natural and man-made. First, the primitive Abalone Mollusk takes at least eight years to produce the Abalone shell bead. In addition, the Abalone is a fine sea-food favorite in many places. Therefore, it is fished and eaten at restaurants up and down the Pacific Coast. Typically, the Abalone Mollusk hasnít had enough time to create its beautiful pearl.
Still, they are found. And A Grain of Sand brings them to you in these beautiful necklace and bracelet pieces. Browse our Abalone bead collection below and order today!
Vintage Blue Carved MOP Cabochons-14-15mm (#24470)
Sea Urchin Spines Beads Top Drilled - Small - Special Blowout Pricing! (#21935)
Sea Urchin Spines Beads Top Drilled - Medium - Special Blowout Pricing! (#21934)
AAA - White Lip Oyster Shell Graduated Dangling Teardrop Beads (#21361)
AAA - White Lip Oyster Shell Graduated Dangling Fan Beads (#21339)
Graduated Abalone Fan Beads (#20230)
Abalone Cut-Out 5 Petal Flower Beads (#20229)
Abalone Cut-Out Cross Beads (#20227)
Abalone Flat Disc Beads (#20226)
Dark MOP Oval Cut-Out Beads (#20224)
Lustrous MOP Flat Oval Beads (#20223)
Mother of Pearl Double Heart Carving Pendant (#18182)
Pink Mississippi River Shell Bead Sets (#16594)
$14/set of 5 beads
Pretty in Pink Heart of Conch Shell Cross Sections (#16593)
Criss-Cross Carved Pink Oyster Shell Pendant (#16516)
Dark Fuchsia Shell Beads Infused with a Pearl-CLOSEOUT BLOWOUT! SPECIAL 30% OFF! (#14776)
Mother of Pearl Cocoa Shell Rondell Beads-Small (#14491)
Domed Shell Cabochon - the smaller version (#13980)
Domed Shell Cabochon - the larger version (#13979)
Cowrie Shell Beads (#13795)
Mother of Pearl Shell Donut Pair -2 (#10337)
Mother of Pearl Shell Faceted Disc Beads (#10330)
River Shell Oval Beads (#10329)
River Shell Stacked Disc Beads (#10328)
Mother of Pearl Shell Majestic Pendant (#9831)
Conch Shell Free Form Cross Section Beads-CLOSEOUT BLOWOUT! (#9771)
Vintage Dobu Shell Rounds-CLOSEOUT BLOWOUT! (#9337)
Genuine Natural Pink Chonch Shell Donut (#7636)
Natural Mother of Pearl Unique Carved Pendant (#7576)
Natural Mother of Pearl Circle of 3 Waves Pendant - Silver & White (#7574)
Vintage Heart of Shell Cross Section Beads (#6833)
$4.75/lot of 36 beads
Natural Mother of Pearl Open Carved Swirl Pendant (#6589)
Natural Carved Douette Pendant (#6587)
Rectangular Heart of Shell Beads (#5037)
$6/per 16" strand
Faceted Tiny Shell Tears (#5005)
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