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Polished Mexican Abalone Shells


Left to Right: Polished 2-3" Red, and Polished 5-6" Green abalone shells

See a size comparison of the 5-6" shells with a soda can

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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 with a flat ruler.

Order Code Description Price
R-221-23RP Mexican Abalone Shell:Polished:Red:2-3" Buy on
R-221-34RP Mexican Abalone Shell:Polished:Red:3-4"
R-221-56RP Mexican Abalone Shell:Polished:Red:5-6"
R-221-56GP Mexican Abalone Shell:Polished:Green:5-6"

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

The Red Mexican Abalone shells are not for sale in California, Oregon, or Washington State.

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 for more information.

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