Product Description:The flower-shaped pendant is a hand-carved Paua Shell. Paua shells (pronounced "pah-wah") are the most beautiful shells in the world. They are found in the deep waters off of the South Island of New Zealand near the Antarctic. This deep, cold water produces a hard shell with rich deep beautiful color. Colors vary as the shell is viewed at different angles, ranging from vibrant blues, to greens to purples, with an iridescent shine.