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.

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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.

Variables are

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…