Abalone Shell

Abalone Shell

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-Abalone shells, commonly referred to as "ear shells" or "ormer shells," are the shells of a particular species of sea snail.

-Abalone shells are valued for their pearly, iridescent appearance and are frequently used in jewelry and home décor.

-The width of an abalone shell's broadest portion is often used to calculate its size.

-Abalone shells between 5 and 7 inches in diameter are categorized as medium to large.

-Abalone shells can be found on the shores of California, Japan, and Australia, as well as other cold-water areas of the world.

The periostracum, which is a tough outer covering on abalone shells and is composed of protein and colors The iridescent coloring of the shell is a result of the periostracum.