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

Polished Mexican Abalone Shells

 

Left: 2-3" Polished Red
Right: 5-6" Polished Green. See a size comparison with a soda can.

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 and outside. The sizes have been obtained by measuring the longest side of the shell. We weighed several shells and they weighed 42 grams to 57 grams.

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

Order Code Description Price Each
R-221-23RP Mexican Abalone Shell:Polished:Red:2-3" US$5.50
R-221-56GP Mexican Abalone Shell:Polished:Green:5-6" US$20.00


Genus and species of Red Mexican Abalone: Haliotis rufescens. Wild.

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.