big and beautifulMy comments are much like the last reviewer of this stone .... except that mine is NOT prettier than the above photo. In fact, it is a very mild disappointment - compared to the photo!
The major colors of the top of this stone are metallic greens, teal and rose. On the bottom of this stone is the "mother of pearl" and it's a very clean cut and lamination to the shell itself. The actual size is 49.1 x 36.4 x 9.9mm thick with a weight of 73.48 carats. YEP - it's so big, it does not fit in any gem jar I've ever seen ...... but it is a beautiful piece of nature - with a little man-made help with the doublet! April 20, 2013
Purchased as a gift: No, it is not a gift.
Awesome AbaloneThis abalone is big bold and beautiful. The swirl of colors is much brighter and more vibrant than the website picture. The mother-of-pearl backing makes the shell much stronger and more stable. Mine measured 32x49mm. I got a lot of stone for my money, but it's so big it doesn't fit in a gem jar. April 20, 2013