Set of 3 Venus Cockle Shell Pairs
The scientific name for these incredible looking shells is Lioconcha Castrensis and they can be found around our beautiful warm, sunny waters in Queensland. They are an off-white cockle shell pair that has intricate and delicate patterns in a dark chocolate brown. They remind me so much of the amazing patterns used throughout Africa. They are approximately 30mm-50mm in size and the pattern on each shell is unique and exquisite.
You will receive 3 pairs of these most incredible shells and whilst the pairs are attached, it is an extremely delicate attachment. They very easily separate as it is just tiny burrs at the hinges that are keeping them together. If they do separate they can be clicked back together with the utmost care not to break the delicate burrs at the hinges. All effort will be taken to deliver them to you together, but there are no guarantees that they won't be separated during the postage
Mindful Sourcing of Shells and Marine Life:
We support the company that supports the oceans. My supplier collects shells that are abundant, commercial-grade shells. The shells we sell have originally been collected for food or are the by-product of licensed fishing and aquaculture operations. This means we get to share and enjoy shells that would otherwise be waste.
I source my shells from a company that are mindful of their overseas harvesters and use fair trade practices. They have voluntarily committed to an industry Stewardship Action Plan to adapt responsibly to working in a marine environment and also contribute to scientific research projects and participate in government initiatives. In November 2008, the fishery was presented internationally as an example of the world’s best practice in ecologically sustainable fisheries management.