Perlemoen polished shells
Perlemoen (Abalone) shells in a variety of sizes and colour shades. Prices vary from small R60 to XL R220.
Some examples shown. Please see below for added info.
Perlemoen (or Haliotis Midae) are also known as Abalone; these A grade polished specimans are also from the Hermanus/Cape Town area. Grinding and polishing is done in a small factory with specialised machinery, and is quite involved.
They come in four sizes – small, medium, large and X large in the natural colour. (The whitish colour shell with red flecks being held in the palm of a hand is the small size.)
The whiter colour is also available in medium, Large & X large sizes.
There is a process also to “copperize” and make the Perlemoen a goldish colour – these are available in large and XL sizes.
X large natural colour R170-R220
large natural colour R120-R160
medium natural colour R85-R85
small natural colour R65
X large white R170-R220 (also white with reddish hue)
large white R120-R160
medium white R85-R95
X large Copper R180-R220
Med and large copper R95-R150
Other shells also available elsewhere on this site…