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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May 10, 2023

Mother of Pearl Art and Industries- An Innovators' Tale

It takes courage and a touch of creative intelligence to integrate the use of natural products like mother of pearl in art pieces, jewelry, and even modern equipment items intended...

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March 14, 2023

Our Unique New Zealand Abalone Pāua At The Centre of the 11th International Abalone Symposium.

In Late February 2023 The Ocean Shell Team attended the 11th International Abalone Symposium, held at the Auckland University of Technology. Marine Biologists, industry stakeholder...

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February 15, 2023

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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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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