Abalone is considered an Organic gem material, in that respect, it is similar to Coral. The iridescent color play found in Abalone is naturally occurring. The Abalone is a mollusk that can be found in the United States along coastal California. The Abalone is unmistakable. The shell is rounded to oval, and has a body whorl with a series of holes along the edge.
Abalone may also be called Mother of Pearl, or by the name Sea Opal, due to the iridescent blues and greens that are produced when polished, which is similar to the color play of an Opal.
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