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Purple paua shell earrings in gunmetal plated bezels on gunmetal plated ear wires, purple earrings, gunmetal earrings, abalone earrings

$14.00 USD



  • Paua Shell
  • Adhesive
  • Gunmetal Plated Bezels
  • Gunmetal Plated Ear Wires
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Each earring contains a 15 mm purple paua shell circle set in a gunmetal plated bezel setting and dangling from a gunmetal plated ear wire.

The bottom of the earrings dangle approximately 33 mm from the top of the ear wire. Optional clear backings are included (see image 4).

Paua shell is a natural shell from New Zealand that has a rainbow-like iridescence and is closely related to the shell known as abalone in the US. These particular specimens have been dyed purple and coated with epoxy resin for protection and stability. The colors mutate from dark purple to bright purple as they move through the light. Each one is slightly different in patterning and coloring, so the ones you receive may vary from the images shown.

Although I have done my best to photograph the color of this item accurately, please allow for variations in monitor settings and for the fact that the photo is taken under high powered lights.

This item comes in a gift box suitable for gift giving.


Please read our shop policies including frequently asked questions and shipping information:

International customers:
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes (including VAT) that may apply. These are not included in your payment to Etsy, except for Australian customers. Please make sure you understand your country's customs policies and costs prior to ordering. (UK customs issues seem to be particularly problematic. See shop policies for more information.)
Canadian customers, please be aware that the recent Canadian Post strike may still cause a delay in the delivery of any orders placed as they work through the backlog.

Christmas 2018 shipping deadlines:
Domestic (USA) standard shipping - order by December 18
Domestic (USA) Priority Mail shipping - order by December 19
Domestic (USA) Priority Express Mail shipping - order by December 21
International shipping - order by December 7
Note: These are based on the recommendations offered by the US Postal Service. International shipping especially may be delayed due to customs processing. Delivery timing is NOT guaranteed, except on Domestic Priority Express Mail shipping.
Shipping Costs
Ship To Cost With another Item
United Kingdom 16.20 1.00
France 16.20 1.00
Australia 16.20 1.00
United States 3.75 0.30
Canada 11.80 1.00
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The time I need to prepare an order for shipping varies. For details, see individual items.

Canada: 1 - 3 weeks
United States: 1 - 5 business days
Europe: 1 - 5 weeks
Australia, New Zealand and Oceania: 2 - 6 weeks
Asia Pacific: 2 - 6 weeks
Latin America and the Caribbean: 1 - 3 weeks
North Africa and the Middle East: 2 - 6 weeks
Sub-Saharan Africa: 2 - 6 weeks

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but cannot guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Buyers are responsible for any customs or duties fees that may apply. Sellers aren't responsible for delays due to customs
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship returns back to me within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 1 hour of purchase

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
- Custom or personalized orders

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs.
If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

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Beginning July 1, 2018, Etsy will collect GST for Australian customers for orders less than or equal to $1000 AUD.

UK buyers: Royal Mail will send the recipient a gray card listing the customs fees (including VAT) due when it arrives at your local post office. You must pay the customs charges before they will release the package. Contact your local Royal Mail office with any questions regarding this process. Find more info at

Finished items will ship no later than the next business day after the order is placed.

Custom orders and made-to-order items will ship as soon as they are completed. A time estimate will be provided during the process of creating the custom order listing.

Due to the volume of orders that I am currently processing, I cannot delay shipment of an order beyond the shipping time frame specified for that item. I apologize for the inconvenience.

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In addition to the US, I currently ship to the following countries: Australia, Canada, France, and the United Kingdom. If your country is not on the list, contact me to inquire about the possibility of adding it to the list.

I ship all packages using the US Postal Service (USPS). If a shipment is being delivered outside the USA, the US Postal Service will transfer the package to the national postal system in the country to which it is traveling. (For example, this is Royal Mail in the UK.)

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Shipments that are rejected by the recipient or that are returned unclaimed by the national postal service of the country to which it was shipped will receive a refund of the purchase price only.

I accept custom orders in order to design a new piece or modify an existing jewelry item or accessory to better meet your needs, but I do not offer personalization (for example, engraving of initials or messages) of any kind.

To initiate a custom order request, please use the Request Custom Order button in the left sidebar to discuss whether your request is one that I can fulfill.

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