Black Mother of Pearl Shells




The natural skin exterior is removed and polished and interior are polished. Removing the protective outer layer of the Luméa Black Mother of Pearl Whole Shells reveals the dark colour on the shells outer side.



Unpolished exterior and minimally-cleaned interior. The Natural finish for Luméa Black Mother of Pearl Whole Shells preserves the natural protective skin layer 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 glisten and change in shifting light.

Most Commonly further processed into smaller pieces or components such as tiles, buttons and veneers. The natural skin 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 dark, iridescent natural colours and patterns.


Small <10cm (3.93")
Medium 10-12 cm (3.93" - 4.72")
Large 12 cm + (4.72" +)

Small <10 cm (3.93")
Medium 10-12 cm (3.93" - 4.72")
Large 12+ cm (4.72" +)


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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