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These ever-popular white scallops are both beautiful and practical.  Great for the dining table, either for serving seafood amuse bouche, or as salt and pepper holders. And equally effective decorating the bathroom windowsill.


The scallop is also hugely symbolic, being the traditional emblem of St James and is popular with pilgrims returning from the Camino de Santiago. Medieval Christians would collect a scallop shell while at Compostela as evidence of having made the pilgrimage.


We sell them in sets of 3 for just £3.


They typically measure around 10.5cm across. Colours and sizes will vary; these are natural shells and the photograph is of a typical example, not the shell you will receive. If you have any particular requests in terms of colour or size, please pop them in the notes - we’ll do our best to find the shell that comes closest to what you want!

Cornish scallop shells - set of 3

  • All the shells we sell in our shop are real and they are from abundant and sustainable sources. The vast majority of these shells are a by product of the food industry, even the really tiny ones (used to make soups!).

    Our suppliers are a socially responsible organisation in the Philippines, paying a fair daily wage, who do not export any current endangered species of any sort. We do not stock items taken solely for decorative purposes such as seahorses, puffer fish, etc.

    All the shells are natural; they’ve just been cleaned and, in some cases, polished and occasionally carved or acid-etched. Isn’t nature amazing!

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