Abalone shells are often used in smudging rituals, not only because they are practical in that they catch the hot cinders that fall away from the smudging stick after it has burnt, but also because they are a beautiful gift straight from Mother Earth's ocean.
Many cultures think of the abalone as a symbol of water. Its calmness and tranquility protect us from life's unsettling passions. To wash away any unpleasantness and shield us from the darkness.
We intuitively pick each piece just for you. Each shell is about 4.5-5" long and 3.25-3.5" wide. Each shell will vary slightly in color and size.