Nautilus Pearl Shell

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Small: 10 - 11 CM approx

Medium: 12 - 14 CM approx

Large: 14 - 16 CM approx

One of the most exquisite and increasingly rare shells, the chambered pearl Nautilus. But don’t be fooled by the exterior serenity of the exquisite nautilus shell. 

The Chambered Nautilus is a living fossil that has survived in earth's oceans for the last 500 million years. A cross-section of the shell of the Nautilus shows the cycles of its growth as a series of chambers arranged in a near precise Golden Mean spiral. It starts as a very small shell to protect the animal inside. As the animal grows, it outgrows it’s safe chamber and the Nautilus shell grows a new larger chamber to accommodate it. If you have ever seen a cross section of a Nautilus shell you will notice all the small chambers that spiral around and around. These are all the ‘homes’ the shell has created. This is the essence of its symbolism of growth and evolution.

I love this idea that as you grow - physically, spiritually, mentally - your protective shell grows around you and protects you as you move through the chambers of your life. 

Sizes are approximate. 

The perfect addition to your eclectic home interior or a unique gift idea!

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