Inlay Material for Bowls, Rings, etc - Paua Abalone Inlay, Calcite Inlay

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Inlay Material for Bowls, Rings, etc - Paua Inlay, Calcite Inlay

Calcite- 

Crystal Calcite is a versatile, natural mineral used to create many types of inlay.

Calcite can be used as is, or dyed to emulate a variety of luxurious gem stones such as sapphire blue, ruby red, jade green and more. Other materials can be mixed in to enhance its appearance as well, such as metal filings, Mother-of-pearl or pearlescent pigments that add a shimmering translucent chatoyance effect.

On the Mohs Hardness Scale, Calcite has a hardness of 3.0 and is easily sanded using silicon carbine (carborundum) or aluminum oxide (corundum) sand paper, which has a hardness of 9.0. It is durable and provides an excellent surface to polish and/or finish.

Note that these products are made from nature: there may be variations in color and minor impurities which add to the overall natural aesthetic. 

Paua- 

Paua Abalone is a unique species of abalone found only in New Zealand’s environmentally pure coastal waters. The interior shell is extremely colorful and exhibits opalescent blues, rich greens, and luminous fiery flashes. Often used for jewelry, woodworkers and other craft artists are now using this exquisite material as inlay in their projects. Our chips range in size from 5 – 15mm; 2 ounces contain a few hundred pieces in various shapes.

imported New Zealand’s Paua under U.S. Fish & Wildlife Permit #A14662. 

On the Mohs Hardness Scale, Paua Abalone has a hardness of 2.5 and is easily sanded using silicon carbine (carborundum) or aluminum oxide (corundum) sand paper, which has a hardness of 9.0. It is durable and provides an excellent surface to polish and/or finish.

Note that these products are made from nature: there may be variations in color and minor impurities which add to the overall natural aesthetic. 

​Paua Large- 2 ounces contain about a hundred pieces in various shapes

Paua Medium- 2 ounces contain a few hundred pieces in various shapes

Paua Small - 2 ounces contain a few hundred pieces in various shapes