Natural Sea Shells Mixed Assortment
Shells and Crystals can complement each other very well and we are able to offer you a Mixed Bag of Natural Sea Shells which are all unique with their striking and colorful designs. They range in colors from white with varying shades of brown, or tan and mustard yellow. Some are even white with a faded tan point at the bottom! These cone shells vary in size from 2" to 3" (some are a few larger, while others are a few smaller). You will receive randomly selected shells, depending on our current stock, in your order.
These can add a pop of color as well as texture and are perfect for your sacred space or home as decor in a beautiful bowl. You could even use them for craft projects. Another interesting idea for shells are to use them in your crystal grids to further enhance a cleansing intention or to bring in an ocean element to the grid.
Shells have been used since ancient times for healing and many still believe that shells hold sacred and healing properties. We also have a beautiful range of specimen type shells available from all over the world, which would look beautiful in your home with some crystals.
Tiger Cowrie is a species of cowry, a large sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Cypraeidae, the cowries. They are found on the ocean floor of the Indo-Pacific region, from the east coast of Africa to the waters of Micronesia and Polynesia, the Coral Sea, around the Philippines, along the Australian Coast. Large Cowry Shells in the recent past were used in Europe as a frame over which sock heels were stretched for darning.
It is believed that the Tiger Cowrie Shell is believed to help facilitate childbirth.
Front Shell (Frog Shell)
Often known as "frog snails" or "frog shells", they received this common name because the bumps on the shells are likened to frog warts. They species which occupy these shells are a rather small taxonomic family of large sea snails, marine gastropod predatory snails in the clade Littorinimorpha. Most species in this family occur on rocks or coral reefs in shallow waters of tropical oceans, including the Indo-Pacific, the Caribbean Sea, and other marginal warm seas, but they are also found in the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. Only a few are found on sandy bottoms of deeper waters of the continental shelf.
Bull Mouth Helmet
The Bull Mouth Helmet is a species of large sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Cassidae. It is commonly known as the bullmouth shell, red helmet shell and/or cameo shell. These are found off the east Coast of South African, namely KwaZulu-Natal as well as Mozambique where they are more common. They can also be found in Kenya.
Cassis madagascariensis, which has the common name of Queen Helmet and is a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Cassidae, the helmet shells and bonnet shells. The species occurs in the tropical Western Atlantic, the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. The maximum recorded shell length for a Queen Helment is 16 inches. Pretty cool right?
These shells are popularly used in jewelry to make cameos. In the Maldives, these are boiled and the water is then used as a traditional remedy for the flu or fever.
The Queen Conch (also known as Pink Conch), is a species of large edible sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family of true conches, the Strombidae. The species are herbivores which typically reside in seagrass beds, can reach up to 13.9 inches in length and they are one of the largest molluscs native to the Caribbean sea, and tropical northwestern Atlantic, from Bermuda to Brazil. This species can live up to 7 years, although in deeper water they can live up to 20-30 years, with a maximum lifespan of approcimately 40 years.
Human capture and consumption dates back into prehistory, with their shells often sold as souvenirs and used as decorative objects. Historically, Native Americans and Indigenous Caribbean people would use parts of the shell to create various tools and jewelry. Queen Conch Shells were even used by the Aztecs who believed that the sound of trumpets made from these shells represented divine manifestations, and they were also used them in religious ceremonies.
Pink Murex (also known as Pink-mouth Murex) is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Muricidae, the murex snails or rock snails which can be found on the west coast of Mexico to Peru. These shells are highly sought by collectors often for decorative purposes.
Triton's Trumpet (also known as Giant Triton) is a species of very large sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusc in the family Charoniidae, the tritons. They can reach up to 2 feet in shell length and they are one of the biggest mollusks in the coral reef. They can be found throughout the Indo-Pacific oceans, including the Red Sea. This species is one of the few species that feeds on the crown-of-thorns starfish.
These shells are used for decorative purposes and have been used by the Japanese as well as the Maldivian Sangu as trumpets.
Goliath Conch is a species of very large edible sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Strombidae, the true conchs. They are one of the largest mollusks of the Western Atlantic Ocean, and also one of the largest species among the Strombidae. The Goliath Conch is considered closely related to the Queen Conch. They are found along the Northeaster and Southeasten Coast of Brazil. It has also been reported to be found along the West Coast of Barbados. The maximum reported length for an adult shell is 15 inches.
While the flesh is edible, the shell has recently become the main reason for fishery because they are a popular decorative object and thus sold as souvenirs in local markets. They are also widely utilized in handicrafts.