January 01, 2022

Protecting The New Zealand Abalone "Pāua Shell"

If we are serious about our chances to preserve the populations of the iconic Pāua Shell of New Zealand, we need to do more than just obey government restrictions. On that front, i...

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December 09, 2021

Is Shell Material Still Present In Shell Veneer Sheets?

Yes, shell material is the essential component of shell veneers. Shell sheets are produced in 3 stages, as shown on the picture. Firstly, each shell is cut into curved strips, 15mm...

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December 07, 2021

What Is Mother of Pearl? A Simple Guide To The Main Types & Species

Mother Of Pearl exists in many species of mollusks and their shells. This includes bivalve mollusks like Oysters and gastropods like abalones. Put simply, mother of pearl is the la...

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December 05, 2021

Fishing Lures - An Iconic Use For Paua Shell Materials

Lure makers...and users! are very passionate about the beauty and effectiveness of lures made from Paua Shell product, and the reason is: they work very well! This explains why lur...

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December 04, 2021

Bringing Pacific Shells to The Rest Of The World

From humble beginnings with NZ Paua Shells to a global shell trading enterprise, our Riverton Business brings Pacific shells to the world, in a sustainable use including raw shell ...

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December 03, 2021

Honor on the NZ Abalone Paua

Did you know? The Latin name of Paua is Hallotis Iris after Iris, The Greek goddess of the Rainbow! The New Zealand Species of abalone has inherited the most varied colours in the ...

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December 02, 2021

Mother Of Pearl Inlay- From Artisan Creations to Interior Decor.

The era of mother of pearl inlay started gathering momentum about 15 years ago, when shell veneer sheets became a popular item. As an inspiring way to bring a unique accent into yo...

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December 01, 2021

Mother Of Pearl Vs Abalone

The Pacific Ocean is a host for many shell species that Have existed in various forms, for 400 to 500 million years. Many shell species are considered as mother of pearl, even when...

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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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