Abalone is a type of mollusk that has ear-shaped shells, as well as feet and tentacles.

It clings to rocks near the shores and is usually consumed by other marine species.

The shell of Abalone is highly durable. Microscopic calcium carbonate builds up like bricks and is stuck together by protein layers.

These proteins absorb the blows to the Abalone shell, while the calcium carbonate prevents the shells from shattering.

It is perhaps no surprise that you might also know of the Abalone shell as the Abalone stone. 

Abalone Shell is an excellent companion when needing guidance in relationships as it enhances and supports communication, cooperation, commitment and compromise, which in turn lead to harmony and balance. It also helps us to understand both sides of  issues by encouraging us to take a moment to stand in the other person’s “shoes”, and thus glean a more objective stand point, which is helpful for both parties.

Crown, third eye and heart chakras

Abalone shell is associated with zodiac signs of Pisces, Cancer, Aquarius, and Scorpio.