Our whole abalone shells are a silvery and iridescent Pacific Ocean shell that is perfect for smudging. Abalone has become harder and harder to get but we are lucky to have a reliable source for nice sized shells. All shells are unpolished and need to be washed out before use. When cleaned up, they can serve as beautiful offering bowls or decorations on their own. Sizes and markings will vary slightly and small chips may be visible on the edges, as these are produced by nature.