Abalone shell has been used for centuries in jewelry and carvings. Nicknamed the sea ears, the Abalone’s flattened, oval shape with iridescent interior was used by the Native Northwest American Indians as a natural vessel for cleansing, offerings and prayers. Embracing the colors of the ocean, the shell displays iridescent colors in its blues, greens, purples and yellows. This unique shell embodies all the aspects of the water element, including love, beauty, gentleness, caring, comfort, peacefulness, delight and solace. Abalone is purported to be especially useful for handling and calming emotional situations, and be very soothing to the emotions. Having abalone nearby when working through an emotional situation with someone can be beneficial and may enhance cooperation. It represents the tides of emotion and harmony in relationships. The varieties of colors represent change as the beauty of existence. Represents sensitivities to others and an easy flow of feelings.