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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Shell CaseOn: 1/21/2017
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 WorkmanshipOn: 1/17/2017
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 WfeOn: 12/29/2016
Bought this for my wife and she absolutely loves it!
Unique case for a unique personalityOn: 12/29/2016
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 PlusOn: 12/23/2016
I absolutely love this product! Looks exactly like it does online! Thank you so much!
Love itOn: 12/17/2016
I love my phone cover so light feels safe to grab my phone and go
Absolutely gorgeous!On: 12/14/2016
Not only is this case stunning, it's also well made and made right here in the USA. The perfect trifecta. Thank you!
Very pretty!On: 12/13/2016
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!
Beautiful caseOn: 12/6/2016
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.
Amazing case!On: 11/8/2016
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!On: 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.On: 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
Replacement caseOn: 10/29/2016
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 phoneOn: 10/27/2016
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
Beautiful shellsOn: 10/21/2016
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 caseOn: 10/18/2016
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....
Beautiful caseOn: 10/18/2016
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!
Five stars!On: 8/17/2016
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.
Love it!On: 8/17/2016
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.
Impressed againOn: 8/16/2016
I've bought cases from Carved before and they never fail to disappoint. They're always beautiful and well made and are great conversation starters! This product is definitely at the same level of quality and beauty as the others and I'm extremely happy with my purchase. The only thing one might want to note is that the shell in the photo looks a little bit more mirror like while in reality it's more matte, however, still shiny and has that mirror effect in the sunlight. Not going to take any stars off for that though because it's still an amazing case.
My Case is "Pauafect"On: 8/4/2016
Beautiful case, fast delivery, usual Carved staff attention to detail. Why have a boring phone case when you can express yourself!
I used fo think RVs were the best thing to come out of Elkhart. Not anymore.
As advertised - mine is for the nexus 6 p - fits well, nice and light, good rubber grip on sides, the fingerprint scanner is accessable. I love it! So beautiful and unique. Shipping was pretty fast to Canada too
New Zealand Paua Shell for iPhone 6sOn: 7/30/2016
The actual case is a lot better looking in person and is extremely well made. High quality and very durable. It's not for people who drop their phone a lot but it will stop the phone from being scratched.
This is such a beautiful case, and very well made. Everything is so personalized, which is something rare. Love this product, and will definitely be getting more soon!
New Zealand Paua Shell Galaxy S7 Edge CaseOn: 7/19/2016
This is my third case from Carved. It is a great looking case and holds my phone very securely. I would definitely recommend getting cases from Carved!
Almost perfectOn: 7/15/2016
This is a beautiful case - much prettier than the picture. I had the two-piece wooden case before and the only thing I miss are the brass buttons as I find the plastic ones harder to press. But beyond that small caveat, I highly recommend this case and any of Carved other cases...I think I have four of them. Their workmanship is topnotch and I can tell they care about their customers.
BEAUTIFUL case!!On: 7/7/2016
I have been eyeing this case for a while, Jonesing to get one so when I ordered a case for my son's birthday, BAM, there was my justification! ;-)
I like the case but...On: 7/6/2016
I like the case but, I wish the shell felt more like shell.
This case looks absolutely beautiful. I love the uniqueness and shine of the shell, and it has garnered questions from others when seen. The bumper case fits well and allows access to all buttons and ports.
Real Life MermaidOn: 7/5/2016
This case feels sooo good in my hands! Touching the shell is therapeutic. It's absolutely hypnotizing to look at and shine's so pretty in the sun! I got the traveler's case and the grips on the sides feel real good on my fingers. It makes it super badass. Thank you Carved xoxo
I love it. It's subtle when not in direct light but is a light show when the light hits it. The shell has a really nice weight and smooth texture. Highly recommended
The black rubber case is thick and provides good protection and the shell inlay is mesmerising with all the colours that come out at various angles.
Well I am no longer buy inexpensive covers because this one stays on my mine and makes my phone even that much more beautiful. I bought a wooden one years ago on my smaller iPhone and loved it so I know this one is going to stay on my phone for the next couple years thank you
I came across Carved through a Google search named "Best cases Samsung s7 Edge".
This is how I found Carved, I am hesitant to order something international but I had to order a case from this company.
-Absolutely stunning handcrafted cases.
And what gave me that extra sense of satisfaction, is that they wrote "Thanks Iris" on the delivery form.
Keep up the good work!
I gave this to my sister as a little surprise.
She absolutely loves it!
Thanks again for a great product.
Buy 20.On: 6/23/2016
I'd give 10 stars if I could. I love everything about this company. From the handcrafted quality to the creative group atmosphere. You're awesome. The shells are beautiful, and you can still feel the distinct texture of shell, it's super tasteful a bunch of resin wasn't dumped over it. Really is a work of art.
Beautiful, Unique CaseOn: 6/23/2016
This is a beautiful case and it's very well-made. I have never had the button responsiveness that this case provides. You barely touch it and it's done, (I'm talking about the power/sleep button on my S7). I keep my phone in my pocket all the time and it doesn't touch in there and go off when I don't want it to, it's just very responsive when I want to use it. I only wish that I could choose the color of the rubber inner liner, but other than that, it's gorgeous!
Beautiful, functional caseOn: 6/21/2016
Being a previous Carved customer, I knew what to expect. The New Zealand Paua Shell case is beautifully iridescent from every angle. The Traveler case protects my phone, and the grippy edges help keep me from dropping it, even if my hands are wet. I'm very pleased.
Beautiful case!On: 6/21/2016
Online photos do not do this case justice! Although it looks beautiful online, this case is even more stunning in person. I've gotten so many compliments on this already. I love being able to show off my Carved cases and telling people about this awesome company!!!
Very mediocre designOn: 6/19/2016
It didn't work for me.
So Pretty!On: 6/19/2016
I am thoroughly happy with my purchase of this case. It arrived very quickly ( within two weeks ) and all the personal touches ( thank yous) were creative and just shows that this is a very different company definitely worth supporting! Case fits perfectly , slim, solid, gorgeous, and all my friends are jealous haha
Will definitely recommend to my friends and admirers alike! Thank you to all the creative people at Carved!
- Jessica M.
As always- perfection!On: 6/18/2016
Moving from wood to shells, quite a bold move, but it works. I guess when you are an artist, anything can turn into a piece of art. Thank you, again for my 3rd beautiful case.
I am in love with my new shell case! Beautiful! Everybody sees it and wants mine!
I have purchased before, and would not expect anything less than beautiful. This case is awesome!
Only thing I would change is the option to do the clear case, as the case is displayed. But very happy regardless.
The product delivered promptly and in perfect conditionOn: 6/17/2016
great product, great quality. Would recommend to anyone looking for something different from the norm.
My second case from the seaside collection! All I can say is WOW! This ones a stunner! The colors are beautiful! Perfect fit for a case as well- super light but protective. These cases are of phenomenal quality! Keep them coming! I will be getting these for my next iPhone (7plus). I'm already recommending these to friends and family!
Absolutely beautiful!On: 6/16/2016
I love this case! It is just as pretty in person as it is in the picture.
Absolutely love this case. While living in Australia I had a few opportunities to visit New Zealand. This is a great reminder of my times there.
Well worth it!On: 6/14/2016
This is my second case from Carved, and it's even better than my first one. This case is STUNNING and looks great with my new gold Samsung G7. When I upgraded my phone, I was genuinely upset I couldn't still use my old case. But this one well makes up for it and I can't wait to show it off. Thank you to everyone at Carved for such a great case, and the personal touch in the packaging!
Stunning! Wonderful!On: 6/13/2016
I'm blown away at the quality and craftsmanship of my case!! Astounded pleasantly with the genuineness of the employees of carved. Will definitely be buying another case in the future!! Thank you all so much!! ~Danielle M