Banded Bonnet Shell ~ 5-10cm

Classification: Phalium bandaturn


These shells belong to the Cassidae family most commonly called helmet snails or bonnet snails.


This is an attractive smooth and shiny shell where the pattern on the outer body whorl consists of yellow blotches that vary in shape, but are usually rectangular in design displaying a pretty gingham pattern, fading at the bottom half of the shell.


A seashell therapy healing grid pack is available with this shell.

Banded Bonnet Shell

  • Ecological Note

    This tropical Indo-Pacific shell is found along the coast of Japan, the Philippines and Northern Australia where the snail mainly lives and feeds in the sandy mud.

    It is a very popular shell, making an attractive ornament

  • Seashell Therapy

    The bonnet shell is a gastropod. In seashell healing the gastropod represents a more intense energy and can be placed on the solar plexus chakra (stomach area) to calm anxiety (butterflies) and pain.

    This shell is very good for calming the nerves, as it has a very soothing energy, as well as a smooth outer surface. When held and taking a few deep breaths, it's energy can travel up the arm and down into the stomach to settle it. The yellow colour lends itself to blend with the colour association with the solar plexus chakra.

    This shell is an excellent tool to have placed near you to energise the brain, learning and studying.