Abalone Shells are said to enhance feelings of peace, compassion, and love. It has a lovely warm, gentle vibration. It is great in times of tough emotional issues, soothing the nerves, and encouraging a calm demeanor. It is said to gently help open our psychic and intuitive connections. They 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.
No two are exactly the same. They measure approximately 3-4".