Green Abalone (Haliotis fulgens)from southern California and Baja Mexico.
A beautifully colored shell with many shades of green and red. It is second in brillinace only to paua abalone. Few of the larger more mature shells are available, so material tends to be much paler than in the past. Even so, beautiful ripple figure (similar to curly maple) is stunning as is the "Heart" which is very densely figured, with deep greens and blues.