Unique to New Zealand, this shell is harvested from southern coastlines home to great white sharks. Also known as blackfoot paua, New Zealand Paua or Abalone is the most colorful abalone shell. Its iridescent nacre features various blues and greens with flashes of pink and purple.
Once discovered by free-divers in cold waters, these precious shells are loosened by hand. Most New Zealand Abalone divers wear data loggers to record their area of harvest, and quantities brought to shore are limited by the Total Allowable Commercial Catch (TACC) set by the Ministry of Primary Industries. This quota is updated annually with guidance from industry research groups to ensure sustainability.
Made with responsibly harvested New Zealand Paua seashell
Precision Laser Cut
Made At Our Shop In Elkhart, Indiana
Shipping & Delivery
All orders will ship from our shop in Elkhart, Indiana.
USA Shipping Options We offer 2 different shipping options for orders within the USA:
Free Shipping. This method is Free ☺️ and uses USPS First Class Mail for delivery. Packages typically take 3-5 days to arrive to most destinations within the USA although we have seen some packages take longer than that.
Expedited Shipping. This method costs $7.99 and uses USPS Priority Mail for delivery. Packages typically take 1-2 business days to arrive but some can take 3 or 4 business days, depending on how close your shipping address is to Indiana. If you choose this method, we will also do our best to make your order quickly, although we can't guarantee that it will get rushed.
Shipping to Canada? Most of our Canadian shipments take 2-3 weeks for delivery (after we produce and ship your order). American Holidays will delay this by an additional day or two.
Shipping to Europe or Australia? We have seen that most European countries and Australia take 2-6 weeks for delivery (after we produce and ship your order). If you live in a large metropolitan area, it will be closer to 3 weeks from the time we ship your product.
We hope you love our products as much as we love making them! We are all very passionate about what we do and work hard to make some of the coolest, totally natural accessories. If you order from us and something isn't right, or you just really don't like our product, we will make things right.
Our products are manufactured and tested to the highest quality standards. Our Warranty covers defects in material or workmanship in new products. This warranty extends to the original purchaser only and is non-transferable.
We do not guarantee that our products will protect your device from possible damage and offer no warranty beyond that of our products. We do not offer any warranty on your device used in connection with our products.
Our Traveler case is everything you need for your phone. We've made it our mission to produce the most unique and original phone cases you've ever seen. We love using natural materials like wood and seashell to create small pieces of art for your phone. We worked hard to find the perfect balance of a protective case and a minimal feel and we think you're going to love it!
How protective is it?
A Carved Phone Case isn't just a pretty face. The outer rubberized shell on each of our cases will keep your phone safe and protected from day to day drops and bumps. We worked hard to find the perfect balance of a protective case and a minimal feel.
We could put a fancy badge here, or make up some snazzy name for our "exclusive" technology, but we think there is one simple way to answer this question.
Almost everyone who works at Carved uses one of our cases on their personal phones. We didn't just design this case to sell it to you, we designed it to use it ourselves.
Works with Wireless Chargers
Our phone cases are slim enough that they will work fine with most standard wireless chargers (including ours!). Some wireless chargers don't have their charging coil very close to their surface though, if this is the case you may notice your phone not charging consistently and you may need to remove the case to charge consistently.
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. Our finish is very hard and will protect the back of your phone against most scratches.
Why do some photos look different?
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!
This case is wonderful. The natural beauty of the sea shell caught my eye. It is unique and one of a kind. It’s nice, carrying a locally made piece of art everywhere you go. For aesthetics: 10/10. Another key point is this case is well built, fits well to the phone (XR), and has done a wonderful job protecting it.
Natural - New Zealand Paua Seashell Pixel 3 Phone Case
I received the case about a week and a half ago and just got home from vacation to check it out (6/7). It looks really nice and very colorful. Looks great when reflecting light. However, simply looking at it, you are able to see cracks throughout the shell. I understand that this shell is probably pretty fragile but I'm afraid some cracks may get worse after a little while of putting it down or keeping it in my pocket and bending my leg. The ones I'm really worried about are directly above the cut out slot for the camera and also around the cut out for the fingerprint scanner. I'm not sure if you guys would be willing to send a new one to see if it's in better condition and then I would send this one back. Otherwise, I'll live. It's definitely a beautiful case though, hands down. Thank you!
I have the New Zealand paua shell case for my Samsung S8, and I love it! The shine and pattern of the shell is beautiful and it's well constructed and sturdy. This is the second Carved cover I've owned and I recommend them.