Hello shello! I just wanted to take a moment to address a common misconception about my bestselling farmed paua shell jewellery. I've noticed that some people online get a bit hesitant (and sometimes angry) when they see how small these shells are, assuming they must have been harvested in an unethical and unsustainable way. So let me set the record straight and answer some of the most common questions I get from the online comments:
Q: The paua shells you use are so tiny? Aren't they undersized so this is illegal?
A: When sourcing paua shells, two methods exist: wild harvesting and sourcing from abalone farms. The shells I source are from the latter. Here's a quick comparison:
- Strict regulations and permits are required.
- Focuses on conservation and protecting wild populations.
- Limited supply due to controlled harvesting.
- Shells are byproducts of farmed abalone for meat.
- Operates in a controlled environment, ensuring animal welfare.
- Sustainable, as it repurposes waste materials. Offers a consistent and reliable shell supply.
Q: If they are from a paua farm, why don't they let the paua grow bigger to give them a chance to live?
A: Even in controlled environments like paua farms, there can still be instances where some paua do not reach maturity and die. Despite the best efforts to provide optimal conditions for growth and survival, there are still various factors that can contribute to mortality in paua populations.
Q: Why do you call these paua shells waste materials?
A: Regarding the leftover small shells from abalone farms, the sustainability aspect lies in repurposing what would otherwise be waste. By utilizing these small shells, we can reduce waste and maximize the value derived from the abalone farming process. It's important for abalone farms to implement responsible waste management practices to minimize any negative environmental impacts associated with the disposal of unused shells.
Hope this clarifies the confusion between wild vs farm paua. By embracing the beauty and sustainability of farmed paua shells, we can make a positive impact on the environment and enjoy unique and stunning jewellery pieces. So go ahead, wear those paua shell earrings with pride, knowing that you're making a difference!
In summary, wild harvesting has strict regulations for conservation, while sourcing from abalone farms is sustainable, ethical, and provides a consistent shell supply.
First things first, the paua shells I use for my jewellery are sourced quite differently from the other shells I gather. Unlike the ones from the beach or sea, these shells come from a local paua shell farm!
These beautiful shells are actually a product of sustainable farming practices. Instead of causing harm to our precious marine ecosystem, the process involves carefully nurturing and growing these shellfish in a controlled environment. It's like they're getting the VIP treatment, and boy, does it show in their quality!
By opting for farmed paua shells, I ensure that you can enjoy wearing these stunning pieces guilt-free. The farm follows strict ethical guidelines and regulations to ensure the well-being of the shells and the environment. Plus, they constantly monitor and maintain the health of the paua population, so future generations can also embrace their beauty.
So, next time you come across my farmed paua shell jewellery, remember that each piece represents a sustainable and ethical choice. You'll not only rock a unique and dazzling accessory but also play a small part in preserving our oceans.
Let's celebrate the marvels of nature, shall we? Grab your favorite paua shell piece today and wear it proudly, knowing it's not just a fashion statement but a symbol of conscious consumerism. Check out our Paua Jewellery Collection here.
Stay fabulous, my friends!