Real Rare Chambered Polished Pearl Nautilus Shell

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One of the most exquisite and increasingly rare shells, the Chambered Pearl Nautilus is now protected and can no longer be imported.

Don’t be fooled by the exterior serenity of this exquisite shell. The Chambered Nautilus is a living fossil that has survived in Earth's oceans for the last 500 million years. The rare and beautiful pearl nautilus grows into increasingly larger chambers throughout its life and so has become a symbol for expansion and renewal. Also said to represent the new moon, also a symbol of new beginnings.

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 its 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.

What a beautiful 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.

This specimen is protected and not available for export.  

Available Sizes:

  • Large: 14-16 CM approx
  • Extra Large: 16-18 CM approx

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Jenny F.
Just perfect!

Bel is very helpful. She shipped my item on the day I paid for it. I gave it to my boss as a present, we both love it! Its beautiful and elegant! It’s perfect!

So gorgeous I bought two!

I ended up buying another one because I love it so much and because they are rare even more special

GSR Productions
amazing !

Gorgeous shell, extremely well packaged... perfect trade in every way- thank you !

Rosa Laria
Beautiful shell

Purchased the extre large size. Gorgeous colours going from pink to white. Very happy with the purchase and with the service. It arrived the next day.

Ferne Morton

I am thrilled with the beautiful shell I purchased. It is even more beautiful than pictures display. And as always I am very happy with the customer service provided by Belinda. I now have some beautiful shells, coral and crystals all from The Sourceress and I show no signs of slowing down! Thanks Belinda.