Raw red abalone shell here are two pieces each with natural holes in them medium to large pieces with medium thick shell back. This shell is several years old. Many years ago I lived in Santa Cruz, CA and much of my shell collection I gathered from the cold sea myself. The picture does not show the beautiful colors of these pieces. They have been cleaned to some degree but could be further work. When you look at the back you see the deep salmon color that makes this rare red abalone. Two pieces included:
*largest 1 1/2 x 2 *second 1 1/2 x 1
*These are absolutely perfect pieces to use for wire wrapping and especially for carving because of the thickness of each piece.