Pink Mother of Pearl Shells




Both exterior and interior are polished, removing the protective outer skin of the Luméa Pink Mother of Pearl Whole Shells, revealing the vibrant pink or purple nacre on the shells outer side.



Unpolished exterior and minimally-cleaned interior. The Natural finish for Luméa Pink Mother of Pearl Whole Shells preserves the organic black skin layer on the back, and the inside retains its vivid pink colour. This pink mussel shell has two species which differ in size and thickness – Mules Ear is smaller with thick nacre, Heelsplitter is larger with thin nacre.


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 strong pink colouring glistens and changes in shifting light.

Most commonly further processed into smaller pieces for inlay or jewellery components and buttons. 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 an amazing, pearlescent pink or purple natural colour.


80 - 120 mm (3.15" - 4.72")

Heelsplitter 120 - 180 mm (4.72" - 7.09")
Mules Ear 100 - 140 mm (3.94" - 5.51")


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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