New Zealand Paua Shell
SKU:CPCS-SS-NZPAUAOne of the best things about working with natural materials is the unique differences between each piece. We first added seashells just as small inlay pieces but they were so beautiful, we just made an entire case out of them. This is Paua Shell from New Zealand. Take it out in the sun and see how it shimmers and shines as you move it around.
Laser cut and finished by hand.
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.Natural Feel & Finish
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.
- Unique Natural Shell Pattern
- Precision Laser Cut
- Made From Real New Zealand Paua Shell
- Made At Our Shop In Elkhart, Indiana
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.
Paua shellOn: 7/15/2017
As a geology student, I love my new calcium carbonate case! :-) it's absolutely stunning. Watch how beautifully it shines in and out of the light. Thanks guys!
Love my Paua Shell!On: 7/6/2017
This is a beautiful case! I always go to the shells for my summer beach cover!
Real shell, really natural!On: 7/3/2017
I've had this case (my second Carved creation) well over a year now - looks brand new! Best part though is that the shell is very natural, not lacquered or shiny or slippery or plastic-y. Have no idea how you created this and I love looking at it (and touching it!) every day!!
The shell looks great and I have already received a ton of compliments on it. It's such an original idea and it was beautifully executed. The grip on the bumper is also useful. I haven't had any major falls yet so I don't know about the durability, but this definitely won't be my last case from Carved.
...right on!On: 6/23/2017
...thank you so much for my new case...love it...exactly as described...most beautiful...right on my friends! ...and thank you for the speedy delivery...much appreciated...
My Friend and I LOVE our cases!!!6/10/2017
I love my phone case.
Beautiful case, courteous prompt service6/4/2017
Beautiful case; courteous and prompt service.
Cool case fast delivery
This case is worth the money!On: 6/2/2017
I bought this case after inheriting sheer boredom with my other, solid black case. Although I saw reviews saying the volume rocker and power button were hard to use, I still bought it. I found that the buttons were indeed flat, but it is very responsive and you can feel and click easily using muscle memory and the thin embossment is provides (yes, it is slightly raised) Overall a very nice case. I don't know about protection, but I rarely drop my phone and have a glass screen protector always applied.
This was a gift and the recipient loved it!
Mother's Day gift5/25/2017
my mother always loved my cases from Carved, decided to finally get her one! She loves the beach and she loves this case!
Great productOn: 5/23/2017
I ordered this case for my mom's Samsung Galaxy s8 plus, and she loves it! The price a bit high, but the design and build quality is worth the price you pay. The only complaint I have is that I didn't order me a Carved case. If the case I got fails or just get tired of it, I will buy a Carved case for myself. Would definitely recommend these products.
Beautiful well made case!! Definitely a good purchase! The slim case doesn't completely cover the front but the feeling of the case is perfect and smooth. Just like pictured on the website. Would definitely buy another case from carved!
Great product, service, company, etc. Etc...5/10/2017
These cases are amazing and very well built with a custom look! Have bought 3 of them and will be back every time I upgrade!
Third Case! All Wonderful.5/10/2017
I have ordered three cases from you and they are all brilliant! I always get loads of compliments on each of them. I will be back soon, for gifts!
Great but not perfect5/2/2017
This case looks and feels great and is certainly going to stand out. Only fault i could find is that the parts where the buttons are is flat so it's virtually impossible to feel where you need to press. Minor issue but it's also a little annoying and takes away from the premium feel of the case which other wise feels premium. The back has a smooth finish which i didn't expect. I thought it would be textured / rugged which i think would of given it that custom feel. None the less iam happy over all and would order again despite the fact they are a little pricey. I also appreciate the effort put into the packaging etc As a business owner myself. Small things like this go a long way.
This case is great! It's stylish most of all. Protects phone pretty well but I may be switching to an Otter Box Commuter for some added protection.
Love this case. The side buttons are a little cumbersome to use and take screenshots but I love it.
Best Case EVER!4/12/2017
I was too excited to receive this case and it went above and beyond my expectations. The shells are beautiful and the feel of the case is perfect. The grip really helps and the raised bumpers protect the camera and screen. Thank you so my Carved, I have recommended your products to all my friends and will definitely buy again from you guys!
P.S. The packaging was awesome, loved all the little cards, the sticker, and the back story of the business. :)
Very Unique Case, really awesome.On: 4/7/2017
I bought this case and I have gotten a lot of great comments! It is great that it is a product that is made in the USA! Package was really great. It shows that the people that made this case take ownership and value the quality of their work. The case changes color depending on the angle of the phone. The buttons are easy to press and real easy to put on and remove. I love shells and it is just the right choice for me. The traveler case provides more protection and I think the clear case is more for style. I have the jet black iPhone so I think the traveler looks good. I am excited to order one of your sold out items for iPhone 7 Plus Limited edition cases when it becomes available. The product came just as I expected time wise. Really happy with my purchase.
It's brilliant . Thrilled with this purchase purchase!
I love my new case. It's beautiful.
I have never seen a phone case I really liked until I saw your NZ Paua case. Love it! And I see so many truly gorgeous cases on your website ! Wow!
She Loved It3/30/2017
This is my third case from Carved. My friend loves the ocean. She flipped out over this case! She loved it! Thank you, once again. I get many compliments on my own case. Just wonderful.. Thank you so much.
I just love my new Paua shell iPhone cover. I have had many compliments on it. Carved is a pleasure to deal with. The case came quickly after I ordered. I'm a little worried about the Slim Case. It is classy looking but it is not as protective as I had hoped.
I love this case. Great look, light and good protection. I'm getting lots of comments on how nice my case looks.
Beautiful case ....love it !! Customer service could not have been better. You all deserve a A+. I will certainly refer to anyone and everyone !! Thank you :)
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!