I have set this piece of Paua shell, also known as Abalone, in sterling silver. I hand selected this piece whilst I was in Kaikoura, in New Zealand. My partner then cut it into a circular cabochon for me.
I have set the Paua in a sterling silver Viking knit bezel, which has created a pretty pattern around the edge. I have embellished the front of the pendant with a sterling silver Seahorse and tiny 2mm freshwater pearls. I have also secured a pearl around the edge of the shell, in each loop of the bezel.
The pendant is 1 1/2" tall (including the bail) and 7/8" at it's widest point. The pendant hangs on a 17" sterling silver chain.