This stunning, HUGE, vintage Red Abalone (Haliotis rufescens) shell is part of a wild-harvested, private estate collection from the 1950s. The shell in the photo is the exact one you will receive, making it OOAK (one of a kind). Note the gorgeous nacre of the internal shell and the large, naturally occurring barnacles attached to its exterior.
Thick and luminous rainbow nacre lines the inner shell and two large barnacles are attached to the outer shell, both indicators of the many, many years it spent in the ocean's depths in the Monterey Bay of California before being hand harvested as a food source by a diver, the owner of the estate from which this beautiful shell came from. The shell is heavy and extra large and, as you can see, doesn't even come close to fitting in my hand!
This gorgeous piece will make a beautiful smudge bowl, western guardian or water elemental altarpiece, or simply an amazing shell for home decor. Extremely rare and one-of-a-kind.
The shell size is approximately 8 3/4" long and 7" wide and 2 1/4" internal depth. The black wooden tripod stand is 6" and the chakra roses smudge bundle is 4".
The price includes the exact vintage Red Abalone shell shown in the photo, a new large, wooden tripod stand, and an organic white sage smudge stick with chakra rose petals (as shown).
Suggestions For Use:
Line the interior with aluminum foil to protect the inner lining of the shell (nacre) from being scorched, cover natural vent holes, as well as making cleaning the shell quick and easy.
Pouring sand, soil, or salt inside the shell will transform it into a beautiful incense holder
More About Abalone:
Abalone Shells have a strong elemental bond with the Earth and its healing capabilities. Abalone is closely connected to the element of water and the vibrations of love, beauty, gentleness, caring, compassion, and peace.
Abalone Shell has been used in jewelry making and religious/spiritual ceremonies for countless ages. It is also known as “the Sea Ears” because of its flattened, oval shape with an iridescent interior. It was used by Native Northwest American Indians for cleansing, offerings, and prayers.
On an intuitive level, abalone helps to stimulate psychic development and intuition while promoting the power of imagination. It has a soothing vibration that can help calm emotions during deep healing and will emotionally support the growth of the self.
Abalone can aid the body in healing within the chakras but resonates most with the third eye, heart, and solar plexus chakras. Within the third eye chakra, it will stimulate psychic intuition. Within the heart chakra, it will help to gently clear and release emotions of fear, sorrow, or any other negative feelings held. Within the solar plexus, it will use the power of nature to reconnect you with the power of self.
Abalone can be used for chakra balancing because abalone has all of the colors of the rainbow, Abalone can be used with almost any chakra balancing technique you have learned.
Abalone's power to protect from negativity helps protect your magick spells and rituals. Incense burned in an abalone shell incense holder is empowered for any kind of magick.
You can also use an Abalone shell to contain empowered herbs and stones.
Abalone is useful for finding things hidden and for good fortune. It is also a good shell for meditating upon inner beauty and strengthening self-love.