Because of their hard, ultra protective exoskeletons created from soft body invertebrates, the Abalone shell symbolizes independence, solitude, and self-reliance. Abalone also contains minerals accumulated over the millennia from their body and the sea: It exhibits an exquisite natural design that is cherished for its beauty, strength and symmetrical precision. These colors aren’t random but have evolved over the millennia, giving it an ancestral wisdom that associates it with divine knowledge and the infinite possibilities of the universe. This is why Native Americans considered Abalone a strong stone of the spirit.

Unpolished Abalone Shell