A sparkling Abalone slab is securely attached with wire to the cuff base in this crystal cuff bangle bracelet. Abalone comes from inside of a mollusk shell and is very strong and durable. Not only does an abalone shell make stunning jewellery but it also has an interesting and unique history and meaning. Known to bring about emotional tranquility and healing, Abalone is also just really fun to look at as it’s luminous luster tends to inspire creativity. Cuffs best fit average wrists, adjustable.
The ear-shaped shell of the abalone is also known as Mother-of-Pearl. It makes exquisite and deeply symbolic jewellery. The shell has special meaning in many cultures and has spiritual properties. Let’s look at the spiritual histories of the abalone shell. The Maori people used this shell in warrior artwork. They would use it as the eyes of these warrior and other demi-God figures. Contemporary art in New Zealand still incorporates these spiritual shells into their craft. Maoris believe the shell strengthens the body and the heart of the wearer. With a stronger heart and body, the person is thought to be able to communicate their feelings more clearly. The Maori believe the abalone (Paua) will bring connectivity and harmony to relationships. The way the colours of the shell shift in the light is also a symbol of change and transition in Maori culture.
In some Native American cultures, the shell of the abalone is to burn sage. The smoke of the sage is used to cleanse evil spirits. This is used in modern-day cleaners also.
North Americans believe spiritual significances about the abalone. The shell is a way through which apache girls connect to their spiritual heritage. They wear the abalone shell on their forehead during the puberty ritual. The abalone power teaches the girls of their spiritual power as women, and their ability to heal, as they ‘become a woman’.
In cleansing rituals, it is believed that holding onto the iridescent shell of the abalone increases feelings of purity. This deepens the effect of the spiritual cleanse. These rituals involve the burning of sage to clear negative energies from within, or from a specific space. Couples and families can do these rituals to cleanse a space in their household after an argument or when they move to a new home. The smoke from the sage is thought to clear the bad energies and bless areas with a positive light.