A Kaleidoscope of Colors: Abalone Shell

How We Use Nature’s Most Dazzling Material

Make an striking statement with Abalone Shell, one of nature’s most dazzling materials. A long-time customer favorite, its versatile kaleidoscope of colors works well in nearly any style or category, and is most often found at Kendra Scott in the form of Abalone Shell earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and home décor.

How It’s Made

Abalone’s natural mix of oceanic colors lies hidden beneath the rock-like, outer shell of a mollusk. Never dyed or enhanced in any way, the material’s hallmark is its natural, one-of-a-kind character. When crafting our Abalone Shell into design-worthy stones, pieces of shell are bonded together with resin to make a flat sheet, then cut and fashioned into a range of styles for the season.

Our Favorite Abalone Shell Pieces

No matter the occasion, there is always a place for Abalone Shell. Found in classic styles such as our Elisa Pendant Necklace and Elora Abalone Shell earrings, it adds a playful pinch of color to every outfit. Shimmering with hues of green, blue, gray, and purple, this material holds status as a new kind of neutral that wears well with any outfit.

Style Tips

For the Everyday

When your M-F look requires a touch extra, weave a little blue and green into your outfit! Our Elaina Bracelet in Abalone Shell looks beautiful as a laid-back standalone, but also adds a dose of fun when lightly layered with other pieces. We also love how effortless the Tessa Pendant Necklace and Stud Earrings are—they’re the perfect addition to any inspired look. Lastly, you can find our signature Elisa Necklace in an assortment of Abalone Shell stones. You can never go wrong when you’re wearing this classic look.

For a Meaningful Statement

Symbolic jewelry and heartfelt silhouettes are on-trend and available in a variety of Abalone Shell stones. If you love hearts, opt for an alluring pair of Ari Heart Studs or a Pendant Necklace. Or, if you’re interested in butterfly jewelry, snag the Lillia Pendant Necklace in Lilac Abalone or Iridescent Abalone.

For Your Home

Our favorite combination of the moment? Abalone Shell and Rose Gold – especially in the home. Take our 4x4 Abalone Shell Frame for example: slices of Abalone are suspended in acrylic glass and accented with soft, Rose Gold details, infusing a breath of fresh air into each room it graces.

Did you know that you can also design your own jewelry at our Color Bar™? Create a bespoke piece of your own in Abalone Shell or any of the other 50+ stones. If you’re thinking about customizing jewelry as a gift, you can also peruse our engravable jewelry options—nothing is more meaningful than a personalized message.