To order call    1.800.206.6544 (US / Canada)   +1.416.232.0376 (International).

Mexican Abalone Shells

 

See a comparison of the Mexican Green and the Mexican Red with a soda can.

Left: Mexican Green 4"-5"; Right: Mexican Red 4"-5"

Abalone shells are often used for smudging ceremonies by the Native Americans in the United States and Canada. 

These abalone shells  have been cleaned and polished on the inside; the outside is clean, but still rough. The sizes have been obtained by measuring the longest side of the shell. We weighed a random 5"-6" abalone shell as 4 oz., and a group of four 5"-6" as 1 lb.

For a complete listing of the Abalone Shell products we offer, click HERE.

Order Code Description Price Each
R-221-23R Mexican Abalone Shell:Red:2-3" US$4.50
R-221-34R Mexican Abalone Shell:Red:3-4" US$7.50
R-221-45R Mexican Abalone Shell:Red:4-5" US$12.50
R-221-56R Mexican Abalone Shell:Red:5-6" US$15.00
 
R-221-34G Mexican Abalone Shell:Green:3-4" US$6.00 
R-221-45G Mexican Abalone Shell:Green:4-5" US$7.00 
R-221-56G Mexican Abalone Shell:Green:5-6" US$9.00 
R-221-67G Mexican Abalone Shell:Green:6-7" US$10.00
R-221-78G Mexican Abalone Shell:Green:7-8" US$12.00

Genus and species of Red Mexican Abalone: Haliotis rufescens, ranch.

Not for sale in California, Oregon, or Washington State.

Genus and species of Green Mexican Abalone: Haliotis fulgens, wild.

When exported from the USA, Mexican abalone shells are subject to USFWS export processing fees at overseas rates, not at NAFTA rates as one would think.

Product of Mexico

African vs. Mexican Abalone Shells

The cleaning and edging of the African shells is far superior to what we have seen from the Mexican shells.  Often, the Mexican shells are varnished as well.  From what I have seen lately, I much prefer the African shells to the Mexican ones.  For the polished shells, there is not much difference in quality.  Click HERE for the African abalone shells.

International Trade in Abalone Shells

We can offer large volume shipments of African abalone shells.  Please call Paul Crosby at +1.416.232.0376 or write to info@chichesterinc.com for more information.