Although Abalone is a shell, not a crystal, it does boast metaphysical properties of its own. It helps to stimulate psychic development and intuition. It resonates with all the Chakras, although more so with the Third Eye, Heart and Solar Plexus Chakras.
It is associated with releasing feelings of fear and sorrow, and is credited with bringing feelings of overall calm, peace, relaxation and a sense of being centered.
These are traditionally used with smudging and cleansing rituals. Due to its bowl-like shape it is used when smudging to catch and hold the ashes as they fall from the smudge sticks. I find them great for holding tumbled stones and I have a few on the wall because I find the colors and sheen of these shells very calming and I love to gaze at them.
These are 3" to 4" long and please note that the photographs were taken with the shells already wrapped in saran wrap to keep them pristine before they are shipped out so the colors are not as visible in the photos.