Chambered Pearl Nautilus Shell: Size ~ 10-12 cm 

Classification: Nautilus pomilius Linnaeus


This shell has survived and has remained relatively unchanged for millions of years, nautilus are often considered to be "living fossils", in fact ammonites are a related species.


This shell is thin and lightweight for it's size, spirally coiled in shape.


It has been carefully polished by hand to remove it's natural camouflage colours to reveal a stunning mother-of-pearl finish.


Nauitlus shells provide a tangible focus for marine ecology studies, bringing together aspects of geography, biology and conservation.

Pearl Nautilus Shell

  • Ecological Note

    Concern has been expressed over suspected dwindling numbers of Nautilus in the wild. My supplier will continue to monitor the situation, and at all times work within the agreed International Conventions and the Law of exporting countries.

    Whilst the life cycle of Nautilus is not fully understood, it is known that the creature can take up to ten years to reach sexual maturity and even then the species does not produce a free swimming larval stage, making it difficult for it to re-colonise areas should numbers become depleted.

  • Seashell Therapy

    This shells geometry is one of natures finest examples of mathematical perfection, and is represented in my logo for Spiritual Holistics!

    For healing, I use this shell for the sacred geometry it represents, the spiral pattern, endings and new beginnings and linking us to the power and cycles of the moon, the ebb, flow and balance of life itself.