Abalone shell is used to catch hot ash while smudging. Abalone shell also has a calm, gentle vibration and helps bring peace and love. Helps with emotional problems. These abalone shells are 3-4 inches. Metaphysical properties are provided for your information and are not meant to replace the advice of a qualified physician or medical practitioner. Due to the nature of this product, color, size, and shape will vary. Shown on 6" wooden stand, not included.