Abalone Shell is said to enhance feelings of peace, compassion and love. It has a lovely warm, gentle vibration. It is great in times of tough emotional issues, soothing the nerves and encouraging a calm demeanour.
It is used to hold loose herbs or smudges during smudging/smudge ceremonies. Some like to place earth, or sand within the shell to protect the iridescense as well as ensure any remaining embers are dowsed.