This is my first post for the Travel Trinkets and Memories Challenge https://nihongojapango.wordpress.com/please-join-my-challenge/. I purchased this necklace in New Zealand two years ago. I really enjoy wearing it and I get lots of compliments. I am pretty sure that it is made from Paua, the Maori term for abalone.
I love to pick up trinkets when I travel because when I look at them or wear them it brings back wonderful memories!