May 09, 2024

Mother Of Pearl Ethical Use- Exploring the "Sustainability" Component of "Ethical"

"Ethical" and "Sustainable"…The Pros and Cons of Using Buzz Words. With those 2 words becoming mainstream, their relevance is being diluted. Some of your audience, the more skeptic...

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April 09, 2024

Mother of Pearl Inlay, Abalone Inlay: 7 Creative examples.

The full beauty of our shell components is often revealed when combined with other materials, including solid timber and other favorites for artisans and interior decorators. This ...

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February 29, 2024

Abalone Shell Spiritual Meaning: From Cross-Culture Indigenous Use To Modern Spiritual "Smudging".

Abalone Are a Very Successful, Ancient Mollusk. Originated in the Cretaceous period, between 145 and 100 Million years ago, Abalone shells have 57 known species. They are endemic t...

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January 31, 2024

Blue Abalone Shell Jewelry and Mother of Pearl Jewelry... A World of Its Own!

Shell Pieces, tumbled and polished by the ocean, have long drawn the attention of indigenous habitants and visitors alike. To this day, their unique colors, iridescent depth and un...

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December 13, 2023

Mother of Pearl Color, Natural Versus Enhanced.

Mother of Pearl iridescent color variants fascinate most... whether you are an artist, interior decorator, spiritual cleansing believer or craft designer, the visual attraction is ...

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November 06, 2023

Waste Products Become Treasure In The Mother Of Pearl Industry

With the fast growing trend favoring sustainably sourced natural products over plastics, finding ways to reduce waste is also a priority. In the past, the likes of luxury brands an...

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October 04, 2023

Abalone Shell Pieces, Their Origins and Their Uses

Anyone walking along the wild Southern New Zealand beaches soon wanders off, distracted by the work of the ocean. Each rock, stone and shell fragment has been relentlessly tumbled ...

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August 22, 2023

5 Unique Types of Mother of Pearl Sheets and Their Purpose.

By far the most common Mother of Pearl Sheets available to creative users on the wider market are the "gloss coated" version. The majority of Suppliers are also restricted to the 2...

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June 22, 2023

What is New Zealand Abalone Paua?

An Ocean Treasure, Unique to New Zealand Isn't it fascinating that the world's most colourful species of Abalone " Haliotis Iris", should be found in the coldest and most turbulent...

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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.


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