This item is featured in my book 'Wire Jewelry Masterclass'.
I have set this stunning piece of paua (also known as Abalone) shell in my oyster cup design. The colours change from deep blues and purples to yellows and greens depending on how the light catches it and the setting allows you to see this beautiful shell through the wire.
The pendant is 1 1/4" long (including the bail) and just under 1" wide. It hangs on a 17 1/2" chain.