Sea Shells

Dorset Gifts
A family run business trading in Dorset since 1982

Resin Coral and Shells made of Resin

Ever since we started selling natural shells, we have had the environmentally friendly policy of not trading in natural coral in order to protect this endangered product. We do not deal with companies who bribe corrupt officials in the source countries to change manifests to make it appear that the coral is old stock from before restrictions on its sale and movement were introduced.

We do appreciate however that there is a demand for naturally beautiful coral and so we aim to meet this demand by purchasing replica resin coral in designs based on actual coral pieces. These are reasonably priced, convincingly natural looking and can be used in freshwater and saltwater aquariums unlike real coral which is only suitable for marine aquariums.

When our importer first  displayed our lovely resin coral at a West Country trade show he was nearly lynched as it's so beautiful some customers thought it was the real thing. There were a few stand offs and he replaced the word "resin" with "fake" as in that part of the West Country "resin" is a word more popularly associated with a class 2 drug.

This artificial resin coral is extremely lifelike and exceptionally beautiful and we also have the resin clam which looks stunning either way up. It's also a great accompaniment around real seashells and as standalone nautical decor.

This realistic fake coral is going to be a winner this year for truly unique nautical decor and wedding displays. Endless uses in fact!

We also have resin seashells including clam shells, resin starfish, resin fish and a selection of other resin shells on this page.

Resin Lace Coral - DG7693S

Resin Lace faux coral

This beautiful faux resin coral is so realistic, you won;t be able to tell it apart from the real thing.

19 x 7 x 17.5cms

£8.99 each


Resin Lace Coral - DG7693L

Resin Lace Coral


26.5 x 8 x 23 cms

£17.99 each
£35 for 2



Resin Cats Paw Coral - DG7694L

Resin Cats Paw Faux  Coral

This resin Cats Paw Coral is proving to be a real winner with people looking for realistic fake coral to decorate a bathroom or nautically themed room. This Cats Paw Coral in resin is one of our best seling fake coral lines.

24 x 20 x 11cms

£14.99 each
£25 for 2



Resin Cats Paw Coral - DG7694S

Resin Cats Paw Coral


15 x 13 x 7.5cms

£8.99 each
£15 for 2



Resin Brush Coral - DG7696L

Resin Brush Faux  Coral


30 x 19 x 16cms

£24.99 each
£40 for 2



Resin Brush Coral - DGPMP


12.5 x 7.5cms

£10.99 each
£20 for 2



Resin Brush Coral - DG7696S




15 x 10.5 x 13cms

£12.99 each
£25 for 2



Silver Resin Fish and Sealife


Silver Resin Trumpet Triton - DG8808

Designed to look like one of the worlds most beautiful seashells - the trumpet triton. It's impressive in size at 28 cms long, 10 cms high and 8 cms deep - could be used as the feature shell if displayed with the tonna and the murex resin shell. This shell is popular with florists looking for an unusal item to display flower arrangements in. So if you are looking for shop window display ideas, these would be a good choice.

£18.95 each
£35 for 2



Silver Resin Bursa Bulba Shell - DG8809

Resin silver bursa bulba shells are chunky at 14 cms long, 10 cms high and quite deep at 8 cms. A compact medium sized resin silver sealife ornament. Can also be displayed lip down. One of our most popular resin seashells, we have recently sold a number of these to be used in a jewellery shop window display.

£14.50 each
£25 for 2



Silver Resin Fish - DG8802

Our silver resin fish stand upright on their own and are 18 cms long and 13 cms tall with a depth of about 5 cms. Anglers amongst you could perhaps inform us of the species of fish!  He's looking handsome though and with apologies he doesn't have any green sheen, that's the reflection of the trees behind us!  

£12.95 each
£25 for 2



Silver Resin Long-tailed Fish - DG8804

I'm quite sure that while snorkelling in the Maldives, I have been overtaken by one of these - and with both eyes fixed on me! Our resin silver long tailed fish measures 21 cms in length, 15 cms long and at £15.95 you can save the airfare.

£15.95 each


Resin Silver Starfish - DG 8805

What's more enchanting than a resin silver starfish  measuring 15 cms in diameter and 4 cms deep. One of these with a lobster?

£7.99 each
£13 for 2



Silver Resin Lobster - DG8806

Super sized for a classic nautically themed decoration at 36 cms long,  8 cms high and 15 cms wide. One of our best sellers this year.

£24.50 each
£45 for 2



Silver Resin Plaice - DG 8807

In our range of resin silver sealife our plaice is the only item that can be wall hung with an area on the back large enough for a nail. It measures 33 cms long, 23 cms high and 5 cms thick. Looks shiny!

£18.95 each
£35 for 2



Resin Clam Shell - DG7695

Resin Clam Shell

Resin clamshell

Clam shell made of resin.

31 x 26 x 10cms

£27.95 each
£50 for 2



Hanging Resin Starfish - DGNS19

Hanging resin starfish

These starfish are made of resin and from the top of the rope to the bottom of the starfish measure in at 22 cms - realistically based on a knobbly starfish, interesting resin sea life decor for inside the home.

£4.99 each
£8 for 2



Large White Resin Starfish - DG7697

Large white resin starfish

These are the largest resin starfish we sell and extremely lifelike – they are quite often purchased alongside our resin coral and measure a healthy 30 cms in diameter. Great nautical décor for inside or outside the house.

£9.95 each


Three Turquoise Resin Starfish - DG8728T

Resin starfish measuring 18 cms across and tied together with a piece of rope. We sell these here in turquoise but look out for our listing of deep blue ones too. These will survive in the garden or in the bathroom as nautically themed decor. Also very popular for nautically themed weddings.



Three Deep Blue Resin Starfish - DG8728B

Listed too in turquoise and of course in the popular deep blue here too and measuring 18 cms across being sold in a bunch of three. Great nautical decor for the home, bathroom or for nautically themed occasions. A realistic colour too.