The Maori people of New Zealand call abalone Paua. It can be found in the coastal waters off of New Zealand. Paua shells are usually about five inches and oval-shaped! Its iridescent nacre features deep blue and green hues with flashes of pink and purple.
The Claddagh depicts two hands holding a heart with a crown often sitting over them. The symbols are Love (the Heart), Loyalty (the Crown) and Friendship (the Hands).