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Polished and Pearly Seashells (incl. some MOP / mother-of-pearl discs) & Ammonites - for design & decoration. Browse our many tempting options for jewellers, mosaicists and artists.. Each order is hand-selected and carefully packaged for you. Please advise if you have special requirements for selection and explore our multiple item ordering discounts!

 
 

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NEW: POLISHED GREEN ABALONE XL Gorgeous Abalone Haliotis fulgens (USA) with shiny bright silver MOP and pink/green highlights inside & out at XL-size (14-15cm ~ 5.5") in absolutely beautiful quality! Fully hand-polished exterior makes each shell a stunning display piece with intricate black lined patterns along its exposed bright silver nacre. Similar in looks to the famous NZ Paua Abalone but larger and more robust, this is the original native American preferred smudging shell type. The versatile dish-shape is also ideal for many other uses (trinket dish, holding pearls or jewellery, etc). Great feature display shells and perfect gifts. A few larger shells (over 15cm) available at $ 35.00 ea.

$ 30.00 ea

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or more:

$ 25.00 ea

POLISHED NAUTILUS XL - Fabulous extra large "Pearly Nautilus" with white iridescent MOP - spectacular additions to any shell collection or display. Impressive solitary decorative items, these giant XL shells are carefully hand-polished, approx. 16-18cm (6-7") in size and look amazing anywhere you care to place them. NOTES: Nautilus is CITES listed as of Jan 2017 (no export or intl. shipping!). Availability is limited. $ 65.00 ea

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POLISHED NAUTILUS LG - Lovely large sized silver-coloured "Pearly Nautilus" with beautiful hand-polished shimmery iridescent surface. These gorgeous pearlised "Chambered Nautilus" Shells measure approx. 14-16cm (5.5" to just over 6") and are great for white / off-white shell arrangements, display and gifts. NOTES: Nautilus is CITES listed as of Jan 2017 (no export or intl. shipping!). Limited availability. $ 50.00 ea

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CUT NAUTILUS SHELL XL Laser cut to show the interior chamber structure, over 15cm (6") in size, these split chambered Nautilus pompilius are pearlised on the outside and have been opened to show the interior chamber structure. We offer single halves only (i.e. for custom framing). There may be some minor damage to the very fragile intricate internal structure - it usually happens during the cutting process, so it's practically impossible to get an absolutely perfect cut Nautilus. NOTES: Nautilus is CITES listed as of Jan 2017 (no export or intl. shipping!).

$ 18.00 ea

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or more:

$ 15.00 ea

CUT NAUTILUS SHELL LG Laser cut to show the interior chamber structure, sized 11-15cm (5-6"), these split chambered Nautilus pompilius are pearlised on the outside and have been opened to show the interior chamber structure. We offer single halves only (i.e. for custom framing). There may be some minor damage to the very fragile intricate internal structure - it usually happens during the cutting process, so it's practically impossible to get an absolutely perfect cut Nautilus. NOTES: Nautilus is CITES listed as of Jan 2017 (no export or intl. shipping!).

$ 14.00 ea

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or more:

$ 12.00 ea

CUT NAUTILUS SHELL MED Laser cut to show the interior chamber structure, sized up to 11cm (4-5"), these split chambered Nautilus pompilius are pearly on the outside and have been opened to show the interior chamber structure. We offer these in single halves (i.e. for custom framing). Let us know if you require a matching pair. NOTE: There may be some minor damage to the very fragile intricate internal structure - it usually happens during the cutting process, so it's practically impossible to get an absolutely perfect cut Nautilus. NOTES: Nautilus is CITES listed as of Jan 2017 (no export or intl. shipping!). Availability is limited.

$ 9.00 ea

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POLISHED CHOCOLATE CONCH LG - Glossy, choc-coloured ornamental Crown Conch Shells from the Philippines that look as if they're covered in chocolate. Smoothly polished, quite chunky shells with marvellous swirly, cream-coloured patterns reminiscent of certain Belgian chocolate pralines. Large sized and robust at approx. 11-13cm (4.5-5") with shiny pale interior and a lovely rounded shape that feels great when handled. Perfect for display or to play with and (unsurprisingly) a big favourite with kids of all ages.

$ 4.00 ea

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or more:

$ 3.00 ea

POLISHED ASTRAEA LG Gorgeously, elaborately ribbed and sculptured, these carefully hand-polished white iridescent Turban (Astraea) shells from the USA look amazing. Always very hard to get in good condition, our current batch has been carefully hand-selected. Lovely pointed shells with deep spiral sculpture, measuring 10cm (4") and up, superb for any shell arrangement and gorgeous additions to any display. Excellent for festive decoration - and fantastic individual gifts. Availability is limited.

$ 15.00 ea

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POLISHED ASTRAEA M/L Elaborately ribbed and sculptured hand-polished white iridescent Turban (Astraea) shells from the USA. Always in demand and very hard to get in good condition. This is a hand-selected M/L sized batch of 7.5cm (3") and up of lovely pale, shiny point-shaped shells. Perfect with pale starfish, white shells or driftwood, etc. Gorgeous iconic shape, sculpture and lustre - ideal for carefully textured white shell arrangements and displays, festive decor and gifts. Availability is limited.

$ 12.00 ea

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POLISHED PAUA ABALONE ML - 2ND GRADE Famously pretty blue/green iridescent New Zealand Paua Abalone (Haliotis iris), with vivid black-lined patterned MOP (all natural colours!). Outer side with fully polished lustre, inside is generally a little dull after polishing. Delicate and gorgeous shells at approx. 12-13cm (4-5") and up in size with naturally versatile dish-shape. While these 2nd Grade shells are complete and an ideal source of inexpensive material for jewellery, etc., they're not intended for display: May be too porous or thin, with many imperfections such as cracks, small holes and discolorations. $ 12.00 ea

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or more:

$ 10.00 ea

NEW: POLISHED SILVER ABALONE M/L  Gorgeous Abalone Haliotis assimilis (Mexico) with shiny bright silver MOP and fabulous lustre... These lovely shells have extra high iridescence with typical pink & green highlights inside & out and are sized ~ 9-10cm (3.5-4"). Each one is beautifully hand-polished to stunning effect and will reflect any light source. Gorgeous and versatile deeply dished shells that are suitable for smudging, as trinket dish, holding pearls or jewellery, etc. Very nice feature display shells and perfect gifts. Availability is limited.

$ 10.00 ea

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POLISHED GREEN ABALONE M/L - 2ND GRADE  Polished Green Abalone Haliotis fulgens with shiny iridescent MOP showing inside & out. We have only second grade shells available at half price (were $ 12.00 ea.). Sized 11-13cm (4.3-5") and up, they are a great inexpensive source of material for carving, inlay, etc. for jewellers and mosaicists. Although 2nd Grade shells are complete, they're not intended for display: May be porous or have several imperfections such as cracks, small holes and discolorations.

$ 5.00 ea

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or more:

$ 4.00 ea

NEW STOCK: POLISHED GOLDEN TURBO LG  A fantastic new batch of unusual bright golden / bronze shells. The shiny gold/copper-coloured lustre of our Golden Turbo has very lively bronze/pink/green/magenta highlights. A new natural shell product from Africa that is similar in size and shape to the popular Jade Turbo Shells. Approx. 7-9cm (~3.5-4") with distinct tan bands around the whorls and natural silvery white inside. Absolutely stunning deco & display shells and lovely individual gifts.

$ 12.00 ea

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NEW STOCK: POLISHED IMPERIAL TURBO LG  Very popular Jade Turbo Shells, smoothly hand-polished to show bright, iridescent silver MOP inside & out. Generously large sized, they measure approx. 8-12cm (3.5-5") and show a fine green spiral line around the whorl. These shells are great decorative objects suited for all kinds of white/off-white decorations, aside from making lovely individual gifts.

$ 8.00 ea

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POLISHED GREEN TURBO LG  Our very popular Jade Turbo shells from Africa, Madagascar are lovingly hand-polished to reveal the gorgeous natural colour and fabulous patterns of this amazing shell. Ranging from jade green to turquoise in colour, they all show a smooth, shiny green patterned spiral surface with natural silvery white interior. Approx. 8-12cm (3.5-5") in size, each one looks different! They're great favourites for decoration and look fantastic in displays. $ 7.00 ea

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or more:

$ 6.00 ea

NEW PRICE: POLISHED ASTRAEA LG - 2ND GRADE! Elaborately ribbed and sculptured white iridescent Turban (Astraea) shells from the USA. Some discounted second grade shells available from 9cm (3.5") and up in size, these shells are a great inexpensive source of material for cutting and carving - for crafts, jewellery or mosaics, furniture inlay, etc. Although 2nd Grade shells are usually complete, they're not intended for display: They may be porous or have repairs or other imperfections such as cracks, holes, dullness and discoloration.

$ 3.00 ea

Order 5

or more:

$ 2.50 ea

NEW STOCK: POLISHED AFRICAN TURBO XL Stunning new stock of our beautiful polished Turbo sarmaticus from South Africa, sized a whopping 9-11cm (~4" and up).. Amazing at this size, each of these Turbo Shells has a unique and vivid natural pattern of polished iridescent white MOP, burnished brown / orange patches and contrasting black lines - ideal for individual gifts or for seashell displays and colourful arrangements. They're also eye-catching as a solitary display feature shell, looking fabulous on your desk / table / shelf. $ 12.00

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NEW STOCK: POLISHED AFRICAN TURBO LG Nice, big polished Turbo sarmaticus (7-9cm (3-3.5"), from South Africa will catch your eye with their vivid natural patterns of brightly polished iridescent white MOP reflecting light between burnished brown and bright orange patches with contrasting black lines.. Very pretty shells that look amazing in shell displays, all kinds of colourful arrangements or as a solitary display item on a desk or shelf. $ 9.50

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POLISHED AFRICAN TURBO MED With lovely rounded shape, beautifully and smoothly polished Turbo sarmaticus from South Africa are available in an incredible variety of natural, vivid colourings at 5-7cm (2.5-3") diameter. The iridescent white MOP sections, polished brown patches and fine black contrasting lines create unique and gorgeous patterns, making African Turbos big favourites to collect and handle. Great as a small group showing the wide variety of patterns and lovely small gifts, etc.

7.00

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NEW STOCK: POLISHED TURBO PICA MED Funky and robust shells with a variety of striking patterns. Some shells have a beautiful yellow / green blush, some show very dark, almost black spires. All have a glossy, highly polished exterior and natural silvery insides. Sized approx. 6-7cm (2.3-2.5"), the careful hand-polishing partly exposes streaks of the iridescent lustre underneath the shiny dark surface layer, creating a unique contrasting pattern. Perfect for display in small groups to show the variety - and ideal for small, individual gifts or decorative objects.

$ 3.00 ea

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or more:

$ 2.00 ea

POLISHED STAR SHELL Highly ornamental and exotic shells from the Philippines, the cute little star-shaped Guildfordia yoka are much in demand for their obvious appeal. The polished Stars show highly iridescent white and sometimes gold/rosy-hued centre whorl and shiny fragile spines. These shells vary in size from approx. 7 - 9cm (2.8-3.5"). Also available as natural pink (unpolished) shells on our main DECOSHELLS page.

$ 5.00 ea

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POLISHED TROCHUS MED Gorgeous fully polished classic Trochus pyramis shells in consistently A1 quality finish. Medium to M/L sized, chunky and robust at approx. 6cm (2.5"). Each shell is beautifully polished, with iridescent smooth and shiny silver lustre and natural pearly silver interior. This is a fantastic batch of hand-selected shells, showing fabulous iridescent gold/pink/green highlights and excellent MOP finish. Traditional Australian favourites for gifts and decorations. Available in large numbers.

$ 3.00 ea

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or more:

$ 2.50 ea

NEW IN STOCK: POLISHED TROCHUS S Beautiful hand-polished Trochus pyramis shells in a great new size of approx 4-5cm (2"). Elegantly shaped and extremely pretty shells with deeply iridescent silver MOP lustre showing natural pink/green highlights and silver interior. Each shell has consistently excellent quality white MOP and is nicely hand-finished. Perfect for table decor (reflecting candle-light..) at parties and events, and ideal for little gifts and all kinds of decorations. Available in large numbers. $ 2.50 ea

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or more:

$ 2.00 ea

POLISHED TURBO SHELLS MED Our Bestseller for parties, wedding table decoration, place card holders (and subsequent take-home gifts) at large events. Beautifully hand-polished MED sized Polished Turbo Shells measure approx. 4.5-5cm (2") with sparkling shiny white MOP inside and out. Really cute shells with pale red spire tip, good sized and a great choice for table decor. The highly iridescent MOP with classic spiral shape are elegant, timeless and look great anywhere in small or large displays. Available in large numbers.

$ 3.00 ea

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or more:

$ 2.50 ea

PEARLY ANGARIA MED  The iridescent white pearlised Angaria delphinula shells are sized over 5cm (2") and over and have a soft pearly lustre, which frequently shows a cute rosy or gold-coloured hue. These shells are wearing a crown of short raised spines in an ornamental spiral. Ideal in combination with flowers, starfish or other shells for white / off-white table decorations or displays (i. e. wedding table deco, place card holders, name tags, or cute little take-home gifts). Must-have ingredient for Seashell Wedding Bouquets!

$ 2.80 ea

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or more:

$ 2.20 ea

NEW IN STOCK: PEARLY ASTRALIUM XS Very pretty white pearly Astralium shells with golden-hued iridescent lustre have perfect XS size at 2.2 - 3cm (~ 1") best suited for jewellery and detailed art / craft projects. Highly ornamental shape with short rounded points arranged around the spiral - great in combination with other pearly / polished / pale or white shells in different textures when arranged in white / pearl coloured displays. Available in Discount 10-Pack option.

10 Pack:

$ 5.00 ea

Order 3 Packs

or more:

$ 4.50 ea

NEW IN STOCK: PEARLY LUNA SHELL XS Pearlised white Lunella shells sized 2 - 2.5cm (~ 1") with a soft pearly shimmering pale gold lustre. These are the closest you can get to moonlight effect in seashells. Lovely little rounded spiral shells that offer great variety of texture and colour. Inexpensive and perfect in combination with flowers, starfish or other shells for white / off-white table decorations or displays (i. e. wedding table deco, place card holders, name tags, or cute little take-home gifts).  Available in Discount 10-Pack option.

10 Pack:

$ 4.00 ea

Order 3 Packs

or more:

$ 3.00 ea

NEW IN STOCK: PEARLY JEWEL TOP XS Delicately sculptured pretty little pearlised Trochus Shells, XS-sized at approx 3 - 4.5cm (~1") are perfect for all kinds of art work, jewellery and crafting. Shiny silver MOP inside and out, with elegant shape and white pearl-coloured lustre. Interesting textures, great for additions to table scatters and inside glass displays (reflecting candle-light..) for decor at parties and events. Available in Discount 10-Pack option.

10 Pack:

$ 5.00 ea

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or more:

$ 4.50 ea

NEW IN STOCK: PEARLY JEWEL TOP MINI Tiniest size of these ornamental little pearlised Trochus Shells, Mini-sized at only approx. 1-2 cm (~0.5") with baroque sculpture. Lightweight but still quite robust, these are perfectly sized for earrings and other delicate jewellery and craft applications. Each little elegantly shaped shell has shiny silvery MOP with pearly lustre inside and out. Great also for table scatters and glass displays (reflecting candle-light..) at parties and events. Available in Discount 0.2 Liter Bulk Packs.

0.2L Pack:

$ 20.00 ea

Order 3 Packs

or more:

$ 15.00 ea

PAUA AB MOP ROUND XXS (30) New Zealand Paua Abalone (Haliotis iris) polished discs are available in bright iridescent blue/green/rosy Abalone MOP with contrasting black lines. The 30mm (1") discs are approx. 0.8-1.5mm thick, only minimally dished, following the curve of the original shell. They are highly polished on the convex upper side and show the natural (brightly coloured) original inner surface on the reverse. Great material for intricate inlay craft work, jewellery, mosaics, etc. & can be cut, shaped and polished with standard jeweler's tools. Availability now limited.

$ 4.00 ea

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PAUA AB MOP ROUND XS (40) New Zealand Paua Abalone (Haliotis iris) polished discs are available in bright iridescent blue/green/rosy Abalone MOP showing beautiful and variable black lined patterns. The 40mm (1.5") discs are approx. 0.8-1.5mm thick, only very slightly dished, following the curve of the original shell. Highly polished on the convex upper side, they show the natural bright original inner surface on the reverse. These pre-cut larger discs are ideal for intricate inlay craft work, jewellery, mosaics, etc. Availability now limited.

$ 5.00 ea

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GOLD PEARL MOP S (60) are 60mm round polished discs of shiny, iridescent Gold Lip South Sea Pearl Oysters (Pinctada maxima). Very pretty discs with typical naturally variable white/gold/iridescent lustre and gold/silver/pink highlights. The discs are approx. 60mm / 6cm (2.4") in diameter, and approx. 1mm thick, lightly dished along the natural curve of the original shell. Perfect for arts, crafts and jewellery projects. All MOP discs can be cut, shaped and polished with standard jeweler's tools. Availability for this size is limited.

$ 4.00 ea

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or more:

$ 3.50 ea

GOLD PEARL MOP ML (80) Beautifully polished round mother-of-pearl discs pre-cut from Goldlip Pearl Oysters (Pinctada maxima) in a very large size. Natural colour is shiny white / gold, very deep lustre with iridescent highlights. Sized 10cm (4") in diameter and approx. 2-5mm thick with a lightly dished shape, depending on the natural curve of the original shell. Lovely display pieces and perfect for carving, jewellery, inlay, etc. NOTE: Larger discs usually have the best quality MOP, as the best lustre is always found in the largest shells.

$ 7.00 ea

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or more:

$ 6.50 ea

NEW PRICING: BLACK PEARL MOP XS (50) Cut from dark & beautiful Black Lip South Sea Pearl Oysters (Pinctada margaritifera), these polished discs show a variety of natural colours, mostly blue-grey/gold, some may have a green/blue/bronze lustre. Sized 50mm (5cm / 2") in diameter and approx. 0.5-1mm thick, lightly dished, depending on the natural curve of the original shell. All Black Pearl MOP discs can be cut, shaped and polished with standard jeweller's tools and are suitable for decoration & craft projects, inlay or mosaic that requires dark mother-of-pearl material (new stock!) $ 4.00 ea

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or more:

$ 3.50 ea

BLACK PEARL MOP ML (80) Cut from dark & beautiful Black Lip South Sea Pearl Oysters (Pinctada margaritifera). For jewellers, mosaicists and anyone requiring reasonably solid material from Black Pearl Shell. Round discs, pre-cut and pre-polished in various natural colours, mostly dark blue-grey/gold/bronze hues, some with distinct green or rosy lustre (just like Tahitian black pearls). Large sized at 8cm (3") in diameter, approx. 0.8-3mm thick and lightly dished (depending on the natural curve of the original shell). Excellent for carving, jewellery and inlay work. Only while stocks last!

$ 7.00 ea

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NEW IN STOCK: MINI PEARLY BUTTON TOP The cutest tiny white pearlised round button-shaped shells imaginable! Washed ashore on tropical islands around the world by their thousands after each high tide, these are abundant shells sized approx 1.2 - 1.5cm (~0.5"). Aka "Pearl Umbonium", the trade name covers all the carefully selected, tiniest pearlised button shells.. Perfect for all craft applications / jewellery! Available in Discount 0.2 Liter Bulk Packs (contains over 800 individual shells per Pack)

0.2L Pack:

$ 10.00 ea

Order 3 Packs

or more:

$ 8.00 ea

POLISHED OPAL AMMONITE Fiery orange / red / brown polished Opal Ammonites (Cleoniceras sp) from Madagascar - highly ornamental material for jewellers and desirable additions to existing shell collections. Lovely spiral fossils from the Cretaceous period (~ 65-135 million years old!), tangible reminders of the evolutionary history of seashells on our planet. Beautiful small objects in their own right, they have shimmering iridescence with bright red/green/gold flashes, reminiscent of fire opals. We can offer various sizes from as little as $ 2.00 per Ammonite for beautiful miniatures (perfect for earrings!). Mini size: approx. 1.3 - 2.5cm, XS size: approx. 2.5 - 3.5 cm, Small: approx. 3.5 - 4.5cm. Order a discounted 3-Pack (contains 1x Mini, 1x XS, 1x Small size). Fun, educational and inspiring objects - only while stocks last.

Size Mini:

$ 2.00 ea

 

Size XS:

$ 3.00 ea

Size Small:

$ 4.00 ea

 

3 Pack (1 ea):

$ 7.00 ea

 

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