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African Abalone Shells
Lips & Shell Pieces

Left to Right: African Abalone Shell Lips and Natural African Abalone Shell Pieces

These tumbled African abalone shell pieces come in 1 kilogram bags of mixed assorted sizes as well as sorted sizes.  They are great for use in aquariums, terrariums, gardens, floral decorations, and jewelry. They also come in various colors. Please note that over time the dyes will fade if the shell is left in the sun.

A 1-kilo bag of 25mm abalone shell pieces has approximately 230 pieces, while a 1-kilo bag of 10mm abalone shell pieces has approximately 2,270 pieces.

If you want to drill the abalone shell pieces, we recommend drilling them in water with a drill press. We do not offer this service.

Please call for pricing on large orders (1,000 kilos or more) directly from South Africa.

Order Code Description Price per Kg
CR-220-TP-GR African Abalone Pieces:Mixed:Green C$22.00
CR-220-TP-05-NA African Abalone Pieces:5 mm:Natural C$31.00
CR-220-TP-10-NA African Abalone Pieces:10 mm:Natural C$29.50
CR-220-TP-25-NA African Abalone Pieces:25 mm:Natural C$35.00
CR-220-TP-05-TQ African Abalone Pieces:5 mm:Turquoise C$31.00
CR-220-TP-10-TQ African Abalone Pieces:10 mm:Turquoise C$29.50
CR-220-TP-25-TQ African Abalone Pieces:25 mm:Turquoise C$35.00
CR-220-TP-25-BL African Abalone Pieces:25 mm:Blue C$35.00

These are African abalone edge lips. These come from cleaned and edged shells. They are the outer edge of the abalone shell. They have been tumbled a bit to give them a nice finish. There are approximately 213 small pieces per kilo, 99 medium pieces per kilo, and 98 large pieces per kilo.

Order Code Description Price per Kg
CR-220-30-S African Abalone Lip:Small:5-10 cm C$175.00
CR-220-30-M African Abalone Lip:Medium:10-12 cm C$175.00
CR-220-30-L African Abalone Lip:Large:12 cm+ C$175.00

Genus and species: Haliotis midae. Wild.

This particular species of abalone was placed under CITES III trade controls by South Africa in May 2007.  In June 2010, the South African government removed the CITES status on this shell. No CITES permits are required any longer.

The larger shells (4" and larger) are generally from wild stock found in the ocean.  These shells were harvested legally by commercial canning operations in South Africa.  Because of over harvesting and rampant poaching, the wild stocks are under threat. 

Product of South Africa

Photos of African Abalone Shell Lips & Shell Pieces

African Abalone Shell Pieces:Blue

African Abalone Shell Pieces:Green

African Abalone Shell Pieces:Natural

African Abalone Shell Pieces:Turquoise

See the size comparisons of the Large, the Medium and the Small lips with an 18" ruler

African Abalone Shell Lips

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