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Abalone Bolo Ties and the gemstones meanings

Abalone Bolo Tie The abalone is a marine gastropod (sea snail) that belongs to the genus Haliotis (from the Greek for "sea ear"). It has an ear-shaped shell with a series of holes on the outermost edge. They're also known as "ear shells" because of their Latin name and form. The abalone, like other marine gastropods, generates pearls. Natural abalone pearls are incredibly difficult to come by. The hue of these unique pearls is the same as the inside of the shell. The pearls come in a variety of hues, including cream, blue, green, red, and purple, similar to the abalone shell inside. This is due in part to the color of the substance that the abalone eat. Blue, violet, and green iridescent abalone pearls are in high demand. Most natural abalone pearls are horn-shaped, while spherical and other symmetrical varieties are quite unusual.

There are about a hundred different species of abalone. Some species, such as Haliotis rufescens (red abalone) and Haliotis iris (also known as "paua, blackfoot paua, or rainbow abalone), exhibit a vivid iridescence on the inside. The nacre layer on the inside of the shell is often utilized to make mother-of-pearl decorations. In reality, archeological sites have discovered evidence of abalone mother-of-pearl usage dating back thousands of years. For millennia, the Maori of New Zealand have employed abalone mother-of-pearl in their traditional art, and polished abalone shells and abalone mother-of-pearl jewellery are available in New Zealand as souvenirs.

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