Australian Abalone Shells

Manufacturers of high-end products reshape our iridescent shells to share the oceans’ beauty across fashion, architecture, and industrial design. Luméa Whole Shells come in different species from oceans around the world, presented in two forms; Natural and Polished.




Both exterior and interior are polished, removing the protective outer layer of the Luméa Australian Abalone Whole Shells, revealing the creamy white nacre on the shells outer side.



Unpolished exterior and minimally-cleaned interior. The Natural finish for Luméa Australian Abalone Whole Shells preserves the organic lime coating on the back, and the inside retains its original lustre.


For customers who value the natural shape of this shell, this minimally processed option can be left as it is, added to unique design creations or alternatively, processed further into pieces. When polished, the colours, with an almost apricot cream shade, glisten and change in shifting light.

Most commonly further processed into smaller pieces for inlay or veneers, components and buttons. The natural lime coating on the back shows the shell in its harvested state and keeps the shell protected on its journey around the world. This can be easily removed to reveal the best natural colours and patterns.


70 - 90 mm (2.76" - 3.54")

70 - 90 mm (2.76" - 3.54")


Shell is a natural product with a variety of factors that affect appearance. Your screen settings also affect the experience of the colours and appearance. Therefore, there is no guarantee it will be possible to achieve the exact appearance as what you see on this website. Certain characteristics of our products may be altered depending on storage conditions or their use in combination with other ingredients. This is beyond our control and we strongly recommend contacting us directly with specific enquiries and testing prior to use.

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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