The lining of the abalone shell is called mother-of-pearl or MOP. Beautiful mother of pearl round bead with loops on either side. Each side is set with an 9mm abalone disk. The stainless steel bead measures 16.4mm long by 10.2mm. The inside of the loop is 1.5mm.
The second picture shows a sampling of the abalone beads for sale, but this listing is for just one bead.
Mother of Pearl meaning:
Abalone Shell is used in a puberty ritual where it is worn on the forehead of the girls as a symbol of transformation.
Abalone Shell properties:
The many colors of this shell-crystal make it easy to remember that it is for activating more aspects of yourself into consciousness. Also used in fortifying the heart and spine. Wear your earrings to improve your assimilation of protein and enzymes that enable carotene to be better utilized as an anti-carcinogenic.