The A – Z of Gems – ABALONE

These gems have life in them:  their colours speak, say what words fail of.  ~George Eliot


Abalone, a member of the sea shell family is also known as the “ear shell”. Abalones are members of a large class of mollusks that have one-piece shells. These shells have a dichroic, tortoise-like appearance. Abalone is the popular name in the United States for a univalve gastropod mollusk of the genus Halitosis.


Abalone shell has been used in many cultures as a decorative jewellery and for carvings. A disc of abalone shell is worn on the forehead of Apache girls as they greet the sun in the morning of their initiation into womanhood” – Emily Gems.  It is believed that Abalone benefits the heart and helps digestion. It strengthens muscular tissue, especially the heart and is also a strong anti-carcinogenic. It aligns the etheric body and balances the feminine qualities. It is said to bestow tranquillity, and abundance. They are especially useful to counterbalance overly dynamic energies due to their watery nature. If you are superstitious.


Abalone shells are used from everything from the inexpensive puka necklaces to the mother of pearl inlays on fairly expensive jewellery used today. Abalones are the most primitive group of molluscs, and they have changed little since their ancestors first originated during the Cambrian period.


Occurrence – Abalones are found in North America, Asia and Australia.

Colours – Green, White, Black, Brown

Hardness – 3 – 4 (it is less than 7 in the scale therefore shouldn’t be pricy)

*Sign of Abalone – Cancer

Birthstone* –  June


*Birthstones and Sign stones are gem stones which in some culture are believed to have more vibration power at certain times of the year. The month of a stone’s power time determines your birthstone. These gem stones have more vibration power for you because they are associated with the time of your birth.” –  Gemlore

Some stones can be found under several months and Zodiac signs. Feel free to accept the ones you want.


*Images from Google


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