Approximately 5 inches
Abalone shells are traditionally used to burn herbs, incense and smudges. The herbs can be burned in the shell, or a smudge stick can be leaned in it while alight.
This abalone shell comes from Mexico, and are farmed, meaning the natural habitat is not destroyed.
Besides being used in smudging, Abalone has its own metaphysical properties.
Abalone shells are said to enhance feelings of peace compassion and love. It will soothe the nerves, relieve stress and encourage a calm demeanor. It is great for working through emotional issues. It has soft relaxed vibrations that help is open up to hidden aspects of ourselves.