"Paua" Shell is the name given by the Maori (indigenous people of New Zealand) to this edible species of mollusk. The shell is a gorgeous iridescent blue, green and purple shell. The Maori recognized this treasure as both a food source and as a decoration for their arts and crafts. This designer ring by Marianna and Richard features a 12x25mm "wave" of Paua shell surrounded by ornate sterling silver spirals and dots. the wide band has been left open on the back allowing you to adjust up to one size larger. This masterpiece was handmade by Balinese Artisans and measures 1 1/4" top to bottom.