Sea Shell

Sea Shell - Meaning, Benefits, Color, Facts, Power, Mythology, History And Myths

We all love to collect sea-shells from the shoreline and get them home to add a beauty to our collections. Beautiful though sea-shells are, but there is so much more to them.

The shells in the form of ammonites change their shape at different echelon, in line with the changing of World Ages according to the fossil records.

Fossilised nautilus shells enhance the lustre you with universal energies. Nautilus sea shells deflect superfluous energies from your aura and prevent any positive energy to move out from the body. Nautilus Seashells rationale to purify the surrounding space. This shell incorporates water feature and develops the living qualities of water in a wearer. Shells act as a symbol of the particular universal form along with natural cosmos and triggers wearer memory to innate health and happiness.

The shell nautilus is an emblem of beauty and proportional perfection. It is a nature’s treasure one just needs to discover its secret ratio.

Nautilus shells are a symbol of the triple goddess which signifies the three stages in woman’s life: first as a beautiful young unmarried woman (independent, self-absorbed, seeking as birth), second as birth giving the Mother (unified, consistent, compassionate fostering, creating), and third as death and renewal the Crone (holistic, remote, and unknowable). According to sacred Hindu rites, shells are used to purge the earth of negative energy.

Where Is Sea Shell Gemstone Found?

The emblem of peace and good faith shell objects are omnipresent in the world in ancient China, the Mississippi River Valley, Sumeria or Europe. Pre-dynastic Egypt, antiquated England and excavations of grave sites in Saxon Germany have also revealed the presence of shells. Shell entities are also discovered in tombs in China's Yunnan region. They are found in the Pacific, Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico (Aztec Ruins National Monument in New Me) and North America too.

Healing Properties Of Sea Shell

A fossilised nautilus shell invokes calmness, it is considered to be soothing, clear and cool. Shells hold the energetic intent for the meditation. According to the history recorded shell, was exceedingly cherished and treasured across continents and cultures. Shells serve three purposes predominantly as a medium of currency or trade, as personal embellishment, and as an imperative part in ceremonial matter possessing spiritual or talismanic characteristics.

  1. Physical Healing

Its healing properties are reflected in the human energy field and are the symbol of the masculinity and the femininity; it gives the wearer the strength, balance and renews the physical energy. Shells hold the curative values for diseases, like speech and communication, nervous system by delivering the cationic charge to the neural network and degenerative diseases.

  1. Emotional Healer

There is wisdom in the nautilus shell it is also known for the path of growth and health-full body. The nautilus helps you to remain aware of the connection between past and present.

  The nautilus shells allow the wearer to realize that discovery and growth engross continual crisis with instants of comfort speckled in-between. In pushing past which give the impressions to be the outer limit the curves of life shells open new doors and unfolds the most beautiful future.

  1. Spiritual Healer

Shells reduce stress and allow a greater sense of awareness. Shells can accelerate the healing process too mentally, physically and emotionally. Shell symbolise water and moon which allow an individual to become more expressive, calm and soft hearted. Shells depict unity too and imply to express the relationship, strength, balance and energy. The magnetic energy of shells balances the larger magnetic field that surrounds the human body.

Shells are associated with the third eye chakra of opening vision, intuition and spiritual insight. It also holds properties associated with release and purification as well. Conducive to healing shells acts as a balancing tone, creating a feeling of peaceful rest associated with the heart chakra.

Shell as an analogy of a spiritual evolution offers us an effective possibility and opportunity for healing, growth, and balance.

  1. Heals and Balances Chakra

Sea shells regenerate and heal the power of Nature from vibrations so called ‘sung into being’ or resonance. Evidence proved that nautilus shell creates a sound aura and is used for sound healing practises in meditation and is coincided with the greatest concentration of artworks.

Nautilus sea shells strengthen the energies of Nature and the universe and help to attune one the regenerative winding. Sound healing geometry of Nautilus sea shells ‘sound of the song’ heals Kruin Chakra of the human body. Shells said to be associated with throat chakra which enhances communication and clarity.

Fossilised nautilus shells ultimately tune the wearer with Nature and universal energies and grounds the spiritual body into the physical, it stimulates institution too. Shells work to calm an overactive brain, however stimulating new ideas it also energises the imagination. Nautilus shells are known as a stone of transformation and are useful for support while going through a period of change.

Shells incorporate a water feature which in turn cradles the soul cleanses and purifies. Shells are chosen as a memory activator of our instinctive health and well being, and for being part of a larger natural outer space. Shells reflect the spectrum of healing light in which each person and the organising principles help the wearer to stay in a natural law. Nautilus fossils, shells are said to instil one’s quality in order to heighten business accomplishments.

Sea Shell Facts

Some facts about Sea Shell:

  1. In around 670 BC, the Greek colony of Lydia moulds the first metal coin in an oval shape after a cowry shell.
  2. Europeans in 1522 purchasing slaves from West Africa in cowries, the money cowrie was regarded as the principle currency in purchasing slaves in Benin and the price was between 5,500 and 6,500 cowries.
  3. In late 1867 and even later cowries were used as a single unit value payment for oil seeds.
  4. South Indian word ‘kauari’ stand for ‘cowrie’.
  5. A shell species Cypraea monetary also known as ‘money cowrie’ inhabitant to the Maldive Islands in the Indian Ocean, served as currency in many parts of Asia.
  6. Even today shell money is used in purchasing brides in some areas of the Solomon Islands.
  7. Shell color is usually very important Pink shells are regarded as most valuable followed by other colors like orange, brown, white and black.
  8. To obtain a more valuable color, some shells can be heat-treated.
  9. Chrysanthemum shell also is known as the Spiny Rock Oyster is one of the most highly prized shells. These shells have pink lips that produce the rarer and more highly prized pink discs.

Metaphysical Properties Of Sea Shell

Shell is exceptional in assisting in memory & dream evoked. It will help one memorize things as well as help to interpret any applicable symbolism. It enlightens wearer painful parts of the self that are hiding in the subconscious mind or realm. Shells have the ability to tap the universal love source and help to feel it which connects all beings. Like a protective mother, sea shell proves to be a protective stone which will safeguard the wearer from negative energies.  It either disperses or absorbs all the negative energies from the aura. 

Sea Shell Color

Seashell is basically found in off-white and pale pinkish tones followed by other colors like orange, brown, white, and black.

  • CleavageNone
  • Other Namesabalone,olivella, conus, and marine bivalves
  • Crystal HabitMassive and granular
  • Streakoff-white
  • Refractive Index1.53-1.685
  • DiaphaneityTransparent to opaque
  • Mohs scale (hardness)3.5
  • SourcesChina, the Mississippi River Valley, Sumeria or Europe, Egypt, England, Germany, China, Pacific Ocean, Atlantic, the Gulf of Mexico and North America
  • Chemical formulaCaCO3 with H2O and other organic materials
  • LustreGreasy
  • Colororange, brown, white, black and pink.
  • Chakra HealingThroat Chakra
  • BirthstoneSeptember
  • Zodiacleo
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  • Ady Smith
    Apr 10, 2015, 3:22:46 AM

    as per my knowledge..sea shell comes in one shade only which were found along the shore...but here there are more than that.. nice!! thanks for sharing such an unknown fact about it..

  • Ady
    May 27, 2015, 12:42:29 AM

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  • Erick
    Apr 5, 2017, 10:01:58 PM

    I have a house and it burnt down but I heard really pretty singing and other things and idk why but I truly feel in my soul that I am getting vibes and things coming from the shells under my house it is so weird.

  • daina thomsan
    May 21, 2019, 10:05:37 PM

    it looks so beautiful after wearing this I loved it so much.

  • nia
    Jun 26, 2019, 10:04:14 PM

    It helps me a lot in my meditation session!

  • lthan
    Aug 13, 2019, 9:55:25 PM

    Thank you for sharing this informative article with us.

  • George
    Sep 27, 2019, 11:22:01 PM

    Nice jewelry

  • Harper
    Dec 5, 2019, 9:59:17 PM

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  • Shailey
    Jan 6, 2021, 5:34:45 AM

    This stone is full of healing powers its a great spiritual healer as it helps in reducing stress which in turns a person towards positivity and helps in mental peace and reducing anxiety it helps to stay calm and peaceful. One who have above mentioned issues should try this and read the above information for more knowledge.

    Jan 6, 2021, 5:40:07 AM

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  • Justine H Sharpley
    Jul 12, 2021, 8:27:34 AM

    I really appreciate the information about the seshells. I like sea shell and have kept a bunch for a long time. I have also, been working with them for art. Thank you for sharing this special information.

    Jul 12, 2021, 8:39:23 AM

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    Nov 8, 2021, 11:01:12 AM

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  • haina smith
    Jul 1, 2022, 9:03:09 AM

    I love sea shell gemstone because this is my birthstone. I believe in astrology and Gemexi delivered me a real sea shell piece.


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    Jul 7, 2022, 6:43:56 AM

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  • Carolyn Tubman
    Sep 8, 2022, 2:17:54 PM

    thank you for the above information. I started making Seashell Essences in 1995, and put it off due to a move and only resently started making them and studying them again. I have received on the inner what each essence represents for each person in need. I'm looking for an outlet to share and learn. Carolyn

  • Eliana
    Feb 3, 2023, 11:34:53 AM

    I feel this stone is better as spiritual shell.

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