Luméa products are made from natural shell with a variety of factors that affect form and function. We recommend using the resources below and contacting us directly with specific enquiries about your design project.

Frequently asked questions

Do you sell Jewellery components?

Please see the Shapes section in our Product range.

How do I cut a Luméa Veneer?

Best tool is a laser cutting machine. Can cut extremely accurate and detailed designs. Luméa provide this service for you upon request.

Alternatively: (We recommend testing a small piece first)

Craft knife and ruler - Use only for cutting straight lines. Use on a hard surface, drawing the knife gently across 3 or 4 times, scoring shell deeper each time until it separates.

Scissors - Must be very sharp. Can be used to cut curves. Using masking tape on the edges may minimise any fractures to the edges.

High speed fine tooth blade, e.g. router or circular saw with diamond blade.

What type of coating is used on Luméa Coated Veneers?

NZ Abalone Natural - we use a UV cured acrylic gloss urethane.
Spray coated as 100% solids coating with excellent resistance to abrasion, moisture, petroleum solvents and mineral and vegetable oils, alkalis and acids. UV stable.

For all other shell types, we use Urethane Acrylic Gloss Finish.
A unique high performance two component finish coat with excellent resistance to abrasion, moisture, petroleum solvents and mineral and vegetable oils, alkalis and acids. UV stable.

How is Abalone Shell harvested?

New Zealand abalone is harvested under a quota management system. Commercial divers using a blunt metal tool, which doubles as a measuring device, loosen the paua from the rock. Each paua is recorded by the diver who is wearing a data logger, which tracks their location and how many paua are collected. The information collected is used by the Paua Industry Council to ensure the paua resource is managed sustainably.

How thick are Luméa Veneers?

The standard thickness is 0.4 mm, however because this is a natural product the thickness may vary plus or minus 0.1 mm.

Do you offer custom sizes for Veneers?

Yes - please contact us.

Technical support

Care and expertise are required when working with shell. Get the right answers and details about our products and applications. Read our technical specifications.

Tell us about your project...

Your project is unique, so we provide personalised advice before delivering worldwide from our studio in New Zealand.

Luméa products are made from natural shell with a variety of factors that affect form and function. If you can’t find the right product from within our range, then talk to us about our custom design service. We love to experiment and collaborate with our partners to create unique solutions.

Contact



Tel: +64 3 234 9065


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