New Zealand Paua Shell
The Seaside Series blends our established use of precision laser cutting, hand inlaying, UV printing with all natural shell and mother of pearl to create a beautiful new line of cases. With nature still at the heart of the cases in this series, we hope you find them to be an exciting addition.
- Unique Natural Shell Pattern
- Precision Laser Cut
- Made From Real New Zealand Paua Shell
- Made At Our Shop In Elkhart, Indiana
We love working with natural materials because each finished case we make is unique. The grain pattern will react beautifully to lighting changes. The product you receive may have a slightly different pattern than what is pictured. It will be one of a kind.
Our finishing process is non-toxic and maintains a natural look and feel to the material. This is an amazing finish that ensures your new case will look great for years to come. We hand finish and sand every piece to create a natural, smooth feel.
Our products are made using natural materials which will never be exactly the same and will react to lighting changes. Every case will have a different and unique pattern. We do our best to photograph a variety of grain patterns and lighting conditions to give you the best idea what our product will look like. We love the changing nature of real materials! Your case will look different in the sun than it will inside your house or car. That is what makes our products so beautiful and unique!
Our products are manufactured and tested to the highest quality standards. Our Warrantly covers defects in material or workmanship in new products. This warranty extends to the original purchaser only and is non-transferable. Only consumers purchasing CARVED products from authorized retailers or resellers or through the http://www.carved.com website may obtain coverage.
CARVED will replace or refund at no charge, at its option, any product that proves defective because of improper workmanship and/or material, under normal installation and use.
The CARVED Warranty lasts for 1 year from the documented date of purchase.
We do not guaranty that our products will protect your device from possible damage and offer no warranty beyond that of our products. CARVED does not offer any warranty on your device used in connection with our products.
To file a warranty claim, please contact us at (855) 227-8333 or email info( at )carved.com.
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Super durable, fits like a glove. Thank you!
Iridescent & beautiful!3/9/2017
I was torn between ordering a satellite series case or the New Zealand Paua Shell. I am so happy with my decision to order the Paua Shell. The slim case for my iPhone 6 Plus fits the phone very well. It doesn't cover any part of the face of the phone so I have a full screen glass protector on it. The iridescent quality is so hard to describe! It has a satin finish but shimmers in the light. Every angle shows a different color pallet. One thing to note is it's weight. It is a heavier case than I expected but that's really no big deal. Everyone who has seen it in the last week comments and wants to touch it.
I love this case, it's beautiful and it picks up the colors from any of the iPhone color options. My only wish is that it was a bit more protective while maintaining the sleekness of this slim case. I like how it only adds a tiny bit of bulk to the phone.
The real thing is as gorgeous as the web pic. Thank you!!!
This is my second Carved iPhone case and I could not be happier I stuck with the company. Though I was slightly worried about the durability of this case because of the shell, I've been using it for about a week and it's great! The side buttons on the phone are not at all hard to access, the colors are beautiful, and the case seems very well-made. Slightly iridescent and really eye-catching.
I'm definitely buying more cases from you!!! Amazing product and so many compliments!! I'm telling everyone even strangers to buy from Carved!! Thank you ❤
Solid Case/Great Company2/10/2017
My first case broke and carved recommended the traveler case which I purchased. The case is tougher than the original and not much larger. They are a wonderfully helpful young company and a pleasure to do business with.
Beautiful & Unique Phone Case2/8/2017
There are limited case options for the Galaxy S7. I was struggling to find something unique that was attractive and would not "slip" out of my hands or off the dash of the car.
This is original and meets all of my criteria! I will definitely recommend carved products!
Pretty and Functional2/3/2017
Great phone cover, very pretty, not as easy to see in my bag as I had hoped but whatever, I like it!
Carved PauaOn: 1/28/2017
Great product. A bit heavy but very sturdy and really nice looking case.
I love my new traveler case! It is beautiful and feels great in my hand. Thanks Carved!
Arrived quickly and it is lovely. It accents my rose gold phone nicely. Thanks for making such unique items and right here in the USA.
What a beautiful case!!1/25/2017
My new phone case is gorgeous! The workmanship is tremendous. The New Zealand Paua Shell is just beautiful, and I have already received several complements. The delivery was prompt. I wish I had more than one phone so I would have need for more cases! I would get them all at Carved. I will definitely be a repeat customer.
and utilitarian. Not an Otterbox, nor is it marketed as one. A good case, and I'm very happy with my purchase.
It's beautiful & durable! I love it!
Good work!On: 1/20/2017
I'm very impressed with this case. But, it is pretty expensive for $55. Granted, handmade Paua shell jewelery (necklaces, bracelets, etc.) usually range from $20-$30 online, so I can't say it isnt expensive for a reason. Overall, not looking at price, it is a very beautiful case; it sure shines bright in sunlight. Good material, including the traveler case trim you get with the Nexus 6P. The case feels custom and handmade. From the "thank you" slips, to the personally signed receipt you get with the packaging, you know deep inside you're helping a small business that wants to prove itself, and in turn, you are recieving an amazing, high quality phone case.
So prettyOn: 1/19/2017
I love my case. It is beautiful. However I only gave the product 4 stars because I thought the case would be just as protective as it is pretty. Otherwise, it feels good in my hand, fits the phone well, and looks as nice in person as it does online.
Fine Quality Workmanship1/17/2017
This is the third Carved case that our family has ordered and as usual, I am very pleased with the product. It fits my S7 perfectly, all the side buttons are still easy to use. I struggled between the Paua Shell or one of the unique Satellite series, and still have some doubts because the photo online makes it look a lot shinier than the actual product I received. You can still see the shell shine in places, but I thought it would look more glossy, it's kind of muted. Plus, I really wanted the jelly wrap and not the black traveler, but for some reason it is not offered for the Samsung. Overall, I would rate Carved one of the best companies out there- they are making high quality products with a small business, customer friendly approach that is a welcome change from the "We're in it to make money" experience of Amazon shopping.
Beautiful and well made, looks great on the phone.
Although the shells are thinner than I expected this has no impact on the sturdiness of the case (though I wouldn't suggest dropping it). The work is absolutely stunning and done by an obviously skilled craftsman. I ordered with the clear case to use with my rose gold iphone 6s plus and the shells and phone color meld beautifully. Highly recommend this product -- and may very well order other looks as gifts.
Christmas Gift for my Wfe12/29/2016
Bought this for my wife and she absolutely loves it!
Unique case for a unique personality12/29/2016
I bought this case for my daughter's iPhone 7plus. She loves to be one-of-kind and this case certainly delivered! I ordered the black for extra protection and this case fits perfectly over a glass screen protector. She loves the case and the colors are so beautiful and unique in person! Thanks for the work of art! Recommend for anyone wanting something unique.
iPhone 6s Plus12/23/2016
I absolutely love this product! Looks exactly like it does online! Thank you so much!
I love my phone cover so light feels safe to grab my phone and go
Not only is this case stunning, it's also well made and made right here in the USA. The perfect trifecta. Thank you!
The shell is gorgeous. I had a clunky waterproof case so this is a nice change to slim and elegant. Just what I wanted.
the case is really high quality - I got the Pixel one, so it has the travel black rubber bumper thing on it, but it doesn't look bad at all, and tbh, I probably need the extra protection. Up close, you can see lines where the 'pieces' of shell are connected, but from a little further away it looks like one solid piece. It's excellent craftsmanship - smooth and cleanly fitted - I've already recommended Carved to my friends!
Really nice case. Beautiful, one of a kind. And it fits the iphone 7+ really well. Good protection, and nice grip.
iridescent beautyOn: 11/17/2016
it is beautiful and perfect and i can't stop looking at it. if i had to purchase again, i would probably go with the pale pink jelly shell instead of the traveler case. but i still love it a lot.
I love the shell look its a crazy color pattern from every angle and different looking all the time. Great customer service aswell I ordered the case for a phone i changed my mind on and called them to change it quickly, great people and down to earth and great quality!!!
Great case!On: 11/12/2016
Two of my three daughters broke their phones in a span of two weeks. So I went on line looking for a durable case that wasn't as boring as it's durability. Not only did I have to purchase two new phones but I wanted to find a case that would be more durable and looked great. I am convinced that one of the reasons my one daughter's phone broke was because of the protection of her ornamental flashy case. So, this time I got smarter and purchased one of the new phones for myself, an iPhone 7 and gave one of them my recently purchased iPhone 6s.
When reading all the reviews on carved it was a no brainer. Not only were there many unique, attractive options to choose from, but you had the option to create your own design. The thing I liked the most was that they stand behind their product. I bought the New Zealand Paua Shell case with the more durable rim, which comes in black.
I preferred the translucent rim, but protection from breakage, won.
When I received my case it came promptly. The end result was even better then what I selected on line. The colors were vivd and it looked better with the black rim. I've received many compliments but more importantly I love it! I will definitely be buying more products from Carved in the future and will spread the word.
Great quality and a truly unique case. The shell is simply mesmerizing!
In loveOn: 11/4/2016
Good quality case and is so beautiful. I get lots of compliments already and have directed them to carved online. The case was only dollars more than a basic case I was looking at but so much more and I love that it comes from a small business.
Loving this case!11/4/2016
This New Zealand Paua shell case is remarkable. The shell is smooth, but with enough texture to show that it is a real shell. The skin fits perfectly over the iPhone 7 and is lightweight. Customer service and shipping are top notch. I've already started to give out referrals about Carved - this company is fantastic!
I love my new phone case! It is beautiful and a perfect fit.
I think this phone case is very creative & unique and I love the look of it. Although, I've had this case for only 9 days and the shell part is already chipping away. I haven't even dropped it or anything. I do like the product, I just wish it would hold up longer.
Absolutely gorgeous, unusual case.10/31/2016
I love this case! It's very elegant and special. Seems to be very durable, and a real conversation starter!
Love it!On: 10/30/2016
Awesome! Been collecting shells my whole. Seems fitting to adorn my phone with some. Thank you
I Love Love all of the cases we've ever bought from them! Plus their response and Customer service is simply the Best!!
Only buy from Carved-U r buying an item made in America to boot!!!
Good but you can't mute the phone10/27/2016
The good. It looks interesting. Case looks & feels well made. No complaint on the quality at all. The problem is the mute button. The case butts up directly on the top of the mute button. So it is really hard to mute your phone. Oh sure I can work at it for a while and finally get it to switch off, but that doesn't work for me. In my office, or late at night I need to mute it fast. I'll probably have to take a file to the case so there's enough room between the case and button to get my fingernail in there. It is literally easier to fit my fingernail into the gap under the button that above it. So you lose that feel for the position of the button. That one problem kind of ruined it for me.
Ner Zealand Paula ShellOn: 10/24/2016
Very good product
I have the iPhone 6s traveler case. The shells on the case are really beautiful and the case itself is pretty light and not too bulky. The only thing I dislike is it makes it a little hard to press the buttons on the side. Other than that, it's a very nice case.
Paua shell case10/18/2016
My case looks just like the one pictured. The case fits iPhone 7 securely with easy access to all buttons. The case does not interfere with application of glass screen protector. The shell is sanded smooth, does have slightly wavy texture as would be expected with real seashell. Very pleased. Would buy from this company again. Maybe the sea turtle next time....
Love this case and have had many compliments!
Just as lovely for the iPhone 7 Plus as it was for the iPhone 6On: 9/28/2016
This is my second copy of this case, sized up for my recent phone acquisition. I love it. It's beautiful and I know it is protecting my investment. I couldn't be more pleased, but I've come to expect that with Carved cases as this is my third.
Carved is a company I will be loyal to for years to come! I had a case from them that was coming apart, I sent them a photo, and they sent me a credit to get a new one. This case is gorgeous! The shells are eye catching and it feels great in your palm. Highly recommended by me!
Beautiful shells and shipped quickly. The fit is a bit snug and hard to get the power button on. Wish it came In more trim colors.
Beautiful shells and shipped quickly. The fit is a bit snug and hard to get the power button on. Wish it came In more trim colors.