The intense colour of New Zealand Paua is only found in the seas around Aotearoa (New Zealand). Its vibrant shell makes it a much sought after souvenir of New Zealand. Crafted into jewellery using only premium shells, our designs work in harmony with Paua’s natural beauty.
With one of the most extensive natural and dyed paua jewellery ranges available, Aquarius Design remains a market leader in souvenir jewellery. Our own retail branding, in-house design studio and factory allows us to continually develop unique products and ensure our high quality standards are maintained.
Paua is a species of Abalone [Haliotis Iris], which is a type of mollusc, unique to New Zealand. The meat is a local delicacy and the shell is mainly used for making jewellery. Paua is properly managed in a sustainable way using a quota system. Additionally the shell can only be caught by free diving and there are minimum size requirements.