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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December 19, 2022

Tuscon Gem Show 2023

The Only Nature's Gem That Is Traceable, Renewable, and Formed By The Ocean! Natural Gems never fail to fascinate the imagination and the creative string in people from incredibly ...

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November 10, 2022

Is Shell Material Still Present in Shell Veneer Sheets?

Shell material is indeed the essential component of shell veneers. Shell sheets are produced in 3 stages. Firstly, each shell is cut into curved strips, 15mm to 20mm wide. The thic...

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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 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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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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