Do you have a nautical / sea themed event or wedding
coming up soon? We offer a seashell hire service where,
if your order is likely to be in excess of £400,
we can quote a weekly hire rate which will make
a superb seashell display affordable.
We have dealt with many events companies and wedding
organisers over the years and see the trends before each
wedding season. We stock up on the best lines but can
offer great advice and an enticing hire rate if you need
seashells in bulk.
Please email Jamie or Lisa on firstname.lastname@example.org or
send a text to 07711 247762 for rates on large packs
of seashells or advice on nautical event themes. Seashell
hire is strictly limited to retail value of £400
and terms and conditions apply.
We buy large seashells from the two most reputable shell
suppliers in the UK and are probably now their biggest
clients. All our giant seashells for sale come with ecological
certification and are sustainable. Scroll through our
listings and it won't take you long to realise that most
of these shells have been partially eaten first. And
that's the way we want to keep it. Our best selling starfish
are washed ashore and our children understand the importance
of preservation as well as we do. Charitable donations
through our shops are weighted towards the RNLI and marine
conservation. We only sell online a small proportion
of the large seashells we sell in our shops, so if we're
too far to pop down and visit, please call Jamie on 01202
285163 or email at email@example.com
if you can't find what you're after but you know it's
out there and want to purchase from a reputable shell
supplier. We have large corporate accounts and frequently
sell our shells wholesale to wedding parties and interior
designers. As market leaders we promise to see you right
with the best value shells and lowest price in the UK
Shell - Bursa Bulba
of the trumpet triton but thicker and heavier, Frog
Shells live in warm waters beneath the coral where they
happily feed on marine worms. You'd be lucky to see a frog
shell though as they blend in to their surroundings to
become virtually invisible to the naked or marine worm
eye! Why frogshell? Well, the chestnut and mid brown patterns
on the shells do resemble the skin of some frogs. We find
the 9 to 10 inch or 23 to 26 centimetere frog shell size
the most popular for display purposes although we will
happily quote you for larger sizes at firstname.lastname@example.org .
These really are one of the ocean's most beautiful creations
and will look stunning in any room of your home.
23 to 26 centimetres
£40.00 for 2
Also available in the smaller size of
15 to 20 cms
£28 for 2
Ramosus Sea Shell
sea shells are abundant in Indo Pacific Seas and are the "whitest" shells
we sell and hence popular as features on wedding tables.
The large size makes them certainly big enough to hold
a tea light in the middle of the pink lip. The Murex Ramosos
is also probably the shell we all remember most from seaside
shell shops we would browse in as children. These are not
completely white and have a pink colouring around the lip.
Most murex are predatory tropical sea snails living amongst
rocks and corals. In ancient times a purple dye was extracted
from the snail's glands and used to colour royal robes.
There are hundreds of species of murex but our ramosus
shells remain the most sought after and we are offering
these in two large sizes as well as a smaller version on
our "shells" page.
Murex Ramosus 20 to 25 cms £19.50
Murex Ramosus 15 to 20 cms £9.50
Shell or Indian Volute - DGSH61
or Indian Volutes are mostly from South East Asia and are
often collected for food by local fishermen, although these
melon shells do also produce pearls. The fishermen will
use these large melon shells for bailing water from their
boats too. The melon shells can be very large shells and
the colourings are striking ranging from pale orange to
a light yellow in parts, with the contrasting brown markings.
These certainly stand out in any shell collection or display.
£40 for 2
These melon shells are also available
at 15 to 18 cms size
£10 for 2
Voluta Nobilis 15 to 18 cms - DG4354
These charming hand picked
voluta nobilis shells have beautiful shades of brown, tan and cream. They have an exceptional feel to them and nice weight
making great stand alone decor. A nice sized shell which warrants a pitch on the "large shell" page and one we hightly recommend.
£16 for 2
Voluta Nobilis 13 to 15 cms
is also available in a smaller size of 13 to 15 cms (5 to 6 inches).
£9 for 2
Polished Mexican Trocha Shell 10 to 13 cms - DG4065
Beautifully polished and carefully selected Mexican Trocha
shells. We like to add "carefully selected" as
you will no doubt be aware that shell colours, shape and quality varies. We pick our own shells when they arrive here in
the UK and we pick the best then leave the rest. The rest turn up on other websites at higher prices. If we see seashells
as good as ours for sale elsewhere we do normally give our suppliers a hard time and can verify this by pictures we have
on file of their countenance after we have visited them. But back to Mexican Trochas, which are also known as Astrea Undosa.
They have a lightly polished finish and great texture and can be found in Mexican waters and along the Californian coast.
£15 for 2
Lambis Chiragra -
minimum 7 inches
Chiragra shells are popular with collectors and make great
decorations around the home. They are shallow water nautical
shells which feed off coral reefs in Indo Pacific waters
and the flesh from the snail is edible and used for food.
They're aso known as spider conchs and interestingly the
female has two shoulder "fingers" which are larger
than the others while all the male "fingers" are about
the same size. We don't take orders for male or females but we do
take orders for one or two. Great as a shell decoration in a coastal
£15 for 2
Green Turbo Borghese DG4067
These are also known as turban shells, because we are told
they are the shape of turbans, and because the Latin genus is "turbo" which in Latin means "spinning top"! There
you have it, it's complicated is this shell naming process and always a good excuse for occasionally
sending out the wrong items. Found in shallow and deep waters pretty much the world over but most common
between the Polar and tropical regions. Green's a very popular colour this year, it will be next year
8 to 9 cms - £8.99 each
9 to 10 cms - £12.99 each
Gold Turbo Borghese DG4067G
when we wanted to take this picture of our stunning gold
turbo borghese seashell. A very unusual look and if
you're interested, this one was kept dry by being placed
inside the lip of a specimen trumpet triton. Fantastic
seashells and we only have a limited quantity - not one
for your average shell shop and they'll make a special
present to be kept for life.
7 to 8 cms
£15 for 2
Syrinx Auranus (Australian
Trumpet Sea Shell)
45 - 50 cms
Found in Northern Australian shallow waters, these range
in colour from pale to bright yellow. They are one of the largest shells you can find. My friend and
shell guru, who has many a tale to tell about the use of seashells, tells me that the Aborigines used
these giant shells for carrying water. He does a very good impersonation, and holds the thin end of
the shell with its spiral body resting on his shoulder and walks around the warehouse shouting "drink,
drink!" The huge lip of the shell, which once would have held a huge meaty gastropod could certainly
hold a pint or two of drink. All that aside, these large seashells are beautiful for nautical shell
decoration or coastal interior design.
Also available in a smaller size,
30 to 35 cms.
£80 for 2
Left Handed Whelk -
DG 4182 - 23 to 25 cms
shells. The question is who would you fear most, an Aborigine
with a heavy Australian trumpet shell on his shoulder or
an Indian using a left handed whelk as his primary weapon?
These left handed whelk shells are rare in India and considered
sacred so he probably wouldn’t
throw it at you. Not one of ours anyway, as they’re
far too good quality. Left handed whelks have been around
for 60 million years. They can grow up to a foot in length
and had many other uses in the Indian subcontinent, where
they’d be eaten and used as lamps too. A nice shell
to look at and an interesting one to talk about too. Can
be displayed sideways or standing up. Make ideal window
display shells or shell decoration.
Melongena - DG8693
lightly polished shells are not orange but the brown pattern
does try to trick the eye - beautiful unusual feature shell
approximately 4 inches long.
Bullmouth Helmet -
Cameo Sea Shell
shows these beautifully thick large bulmouth helmet seashells
lying "lip down" and also "lip facing".
The jury's out with us as to how these display best - we
probably prefer the large broad lip showing as you get
the contrast of the rustic reddish brown around the lip
against the more subtle chestnut browns and lighter colours
on the main body of the shell. The Bulmouth Helmet Cameo
shell is another Indo Pacific shell which is also referred
to as a red helmet. A great shell decoration or display
5 to 6 inches
£18 for 2
Voluta Shell with Dolphin
These polished voluta nobilis have a light carving of dolphins
on the outside of the seashell making them very decorative and a great gift. The carving is on the
back of the seashell so it can also be displayed with the opening showing and the dolphin hidden on
the back. Quite unique!
Minimum 4 inches
£10 for 2
Nautilus Shell - Natural
shell is from the Nautilidae family and a distant relative
of the Octopus, you're looking at one of the Ocean's most
fascinating shells which hasn't changed very much in 450
million years. The Nautilus Shell is a smooth prefectly
proportioned shell which has fascinated scientists for
centuries and is found living in colonies in Indo-Pacific
waters. You're unlikely to ever witness one on a "swim
through" as they inhabit depths of
between 100 and 300 metres, usually feeding off shrimp
and small fish on the deep slopes of coral reefs. The
nautilus shell is a symbol of beauty and certainly the
most majestic of shells which are considered
"living fossils". A nautilus can live up to 20
years. A large shell you will keep forever and these nautilus
shells make perfect shell gifts. We hold several of these
in stock at any one time and will always hand pick the
best from our collection. If you require prior images or
larger Nautilus Natural shells please email us at email@example.com
18 to 20cm, 7 to 8 inches
£60.00 for 2
Natural Nautilus 4 to 5 inches
We currently have a limited supply of smaller natural nautilus shells.
Natural Nautilus 2 to 3 inches.
Price £10.50 each
Natural Nautilus 4 to 5 inches.
Price £11.50 each
Natural Nautilus 6 to 7 inches.
Price £19.50 each
Nautilus Shell - Pearlized
Our wonderful Nautilus shells are described in detail
above and these pearlized Nautilus shells have had their outer layer removed to show the "mother
inner layer. Nautilus is from the Greek word for "sailor" and these pearlised nautilus shells
are so perfectly proportioned that they have become symbols of symmetry.
20 to 25 centimetres, 8 to 10 inches
Price £55 each
18 to 20 centimetres, 7 to 8 inches
£60 for 2
15 to 17 centimetres, 6 to 7 inches
£40 for 2
We currently have a limited supply of smaller pearlized nautilus shells.
Pearlized Nautilus 3 to 4 inches.
Price £13.99 each TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK
Our large Queen Helmet shells (or more technically Cassis
Cornuta) measure 9 to 10 inches in height or length depending which way you wish to display them.
We're beginning to see these placed "lip down" as
this really shows the beautiful colours on the back of
the shell although as a feature shell we think they're
at their best standing at full height, as photographed
in our main image. The Queen Helmet shell you purchase
will be picked by hand as the best one in its' size from
our current collection. If you require pictures before
purchasing we can forward these to you but rest assured
it will be handpicked as the best on the shelf! We do have
larger shells in stock so please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
if you require an even bigger feauture shell. Our price, as always, will be market leading!
9 to 10 inches high
£50 for 2
Also available in a smaller size, 10 to 15 cms, 4 to 6 inches
£18 for 2
Giant Spider Conch
Spider Conch is more infamously known as Lambis Truncata
and sometimes referred to as the 7 finger shell, although
they don't always have seven fingers, but always more than
two fingers, to make it a sea themed decoration you can
feel comfortable displaying! These are a whopping 25 to
30 centimetres and larger ones always available on request
. You can create a great feature with one this size though
and these large sea snail shells have always been a top
selling line in our shop. They look good with a few of
the smaller lambis chiraga scattered around them and these
can be seen on our other shell page.
A wonderful feature or collectible shell!
25 to 30cms
£45 for 2
Tritons - named after the Greek God Triton who was the
son of Poseidon, the God of the Sea. Trumpet Tritons can grow as large as 20 inches although a 12 to
14 inch specimen is a very impressive size for these shells, to be found in temperate and tropical waters
worldwide. Adult trumpet tritons are predators and will feed off molluscs as well as starfish, including
the "crown of thorns starfish" which is poisonous and known to proliferate and destroy coral
reef. We feel we have provided enough information for you to buy one of these for use as a dinner party
conversation piece and then present it to the most beautiful or interesting woman (or man) at the table!
Suffice to say, these probably are the most spectacular and sought after large shells you can buy and
you can email us for a best price on even larger Trumpet Tritons at email@example.com
. We can also supply images of the exact Trumpet Triton we will send, if you so wish. We believe these
tritons could also become restricted over the next few years in which case the price is likely to go
up. Go on!...buy one of the world's most beautiful shells.
30 to 35 cms long
£120 for 2
Also available as size 27cms plus
20 to 24 cms
Pearlized Troca - DGSH54
These are stunning
larger specimens of our pearlized trocas and really are
the most beautiful shells. A stand alone feature shell
the pearlized trocha will create an amazing display with
smaller pearlized trocas (on our shells
page) or with sputnik
£35.00 for 2
Polished River Mussel
Shell - DGSH58
and polished river mussel shells are stunning bathroom
features - light, smooth and perfect for any colour theme
at home as they quite simply have a silvery shine to them
and are a great size to display on their own or with smaller
mussel shells or pearlised trochas.
16 to 18cms
£10 for 2
Shells 15cms and up - QT4070
shells are also known as ear shells and of oval shape with
an iridescent inside surface. These strong abalone shells
are mainly found in the cold waters of the Southern Hemisphere
and will enliven your bathroom, making a superb soap dish
£12 for 2
Please e-mail for bulk discounts