Indonesian Sea Urchins
Delicate mainly white Indonesian sea , some with a hint of purple and measuring a minimum of 8 cms in circumference. More urchins being added. If you have any questions about these please give us a call on 01202 285163 7 days a week.
These beautiful small shells measure approximately 2.5 inches each and can be found washed up on remote beaches in the Phillipines. They have a lovely caramel colour which varies from batch to batch and a hard back with knobbly bits! Great for our crafters and a customer recently made a beautiful shell mirror with these shells as the border – something a little more unusual and one of our favourites.
5 to 7 cms
Spotted Conus Shell
There are certainly many types of cone shell ( we estimate at least 500 species of cone shells ) and these are fine examples from the Condidae family measuring at least 6 cms long. There is such a wide variety of colour patterns and this has made them firm favourites with shell lovers and collectors the world over. Paintings from voyagers and discovers in the 16th century when discovering the New World sometimes feature these seashells. Cone shells are quite heavy and strong and there is an absence of “teeth” in the Conidae family. In their live form some cone shells can inject a virulent poison! Exceptionally these can grow as large as 15 cms! Their range is Indo Pacific in the areas of the Phillipines and Indonesia.
Very interesting to look at and these dome shaped tiger cowrie shells have been used as currency in several parts of the world over the centuries, although we prefer payment in sterling. Tiger Cowries are probably the most popular seashells for sale in our shops bought by adults for children and one for them to listen to the sea in. Please e-mail or phone for bulk orders.
Turbo Silvermouth Shells
These Turbo Silvermouth shells are the pearlised versions of our other turbos so silvery in colour and with that swirl our turbo shells all seem to have. We also have these in larger sizes, but the 5 to 8 cms are the most popular for ocean themed decor and work nicely in displays with our pearlised trochas. If ordering in quantity please email us for a price quotation. Please note that with all our seashells, colourings and shapes will vary as they are, of course, a natural product. These silvermouths however are fairly regular in style and appearance. A popular one for wedding decor again this year.
5 to 8 cms