Our Values


Every piece is an unique fusion of glow and sparkle; dark and light; shells and silver; north and south. We have put our heart and soul into bringing you unique pieces that combine the spirit of New Zealand with authentic Scottish design.

When it comes to handmade, trust matters. That’s why we offer a no quibble, returns guarantee, and a lifetime repairs service - so that when you fall in love at first sight with Girl Paua, you can be confident that whatever you buy from us will stand the test of time. 

When you choose Paua shells, you’re making a positive choice to work with us to respect and sustain the world’s natural resources. Diving for Paua shells is strictly regulated to prevent exploitation and preserve New Zealand’s coastal ecosystems and economy now and for the future. What’s more, when you shop with Girl Paua you’re supporting small local businesses and entrepreneurs, in New Zealand where our shells are sourced and polished, and here in Scotland too. 

The beauty and colours you see in our Paua and pearl jewellery are completely natural: they’re as timeless as the oceans. Every single Paua bead and fragment is perfectly polished and hand finished to bring out its natural soft iridescence: presented to you in a tasteful gift box, Girl Paua is the perfect complement to every outfit or the perfect special gift for every occasion.  

Feel the mystery of the ocean; glimpse the sparkle of sun on the sea. Inspired by Mhairi’s travels and crafted with love in Scotland, the ever-shifting shades of Girl Paua jewellery capture the sigh of the sea breeze and the sweet allure of faraway shores. Indulge your inner dreamer and feed your adventurous soul: let our fusion of polished shell, pearl and crystal, transport you to an island paradise.

Read on for more information on Paua Shells...