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About Girl Paua Jewellery & Gifts

PAUA is the native New Zealand Maori word for Abalone and is the brightest of all the species in the world, found 1-10m deep in Pacific Coastal waters. Paua Shell has beautiful natural iridescent tones & a rainbow of colours which reflect light
My name is Mhairi and I set up Girl Paua Jewellery in 2007. After graduating with a Joint Honours Degree in Languages I spent a year in New Zealand, where I first discovered the iridescent Paua Shell, near Riverton in the South Island. When I set up my business, I used my connections in New Zealand to source the shells and import them to Scotland. I wanted to create something unique to the UK arts market, and combine my sense of creativity with my instinct for business.
I have a range of Jewellery & Giftware. I combine NZ Paua Shell with Freshwater Pearls, Blacklip Mother of Pearl & Swarovski Crystals to create elegant jewellery & unusual shell gifts, including frames, bookmarks, hairclips & more to suit every budget. Many of my customers comment on just how versatile the shell is & how often they can wear my pieces, as paua shell matches most colours.

Commissions welcome

Most pieces can be customised: different colours of swarovski crystal and different shapes of paua shell can create a whole different look. I can extend items to any length also, and can even try and create something completely different for you.

Just ask!                         

All jewellery comes gift-boxed with a Repair Service should any problems occur, and a no hassle Returns Policy for complete peace of mind.

You can also come and visit the stand at many events around Scotland and the UK and see the beauty of the Paua Shell for yourself - all upcoming events can be found in the EVENTS DIARY.


Thanks for your custom. I do hope you enjoy browsing the site and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch!

Mhairi x

Mhairi Sim
Designer Maker
Girl Paua Jewellery
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