Shell Attributes

Shell Attributes
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Over the millennia people have collected sea shells.  We picture them at the dawn of man walking the beach and picking up shells that they found interesting and pretty. Certainly among the oldest jewelry ever found was at an ancient grave site (40,000 years BC.) The body was covered with beads that were made from shells.  Humans have loved shells and long pondered their meanings.  Here are some qualities that have been assigned for you to consider:

 

Attributes of Shells

In the 1970s R&I PATTON collected local* shells and made molds of them in order to cast them in solid 18k, 14k and sterling.  They are beautiful, lasting tokens of remembrance for an amazing island and a significant event.

Seashells and what they have come to represent:

Shell

Assigned Attributes

Month

Conch:

power, leadership, devotion, optimism, cooperation, harmony

Dec

Coral:

warmth, charm, openness, complexity, enthusiasm, zeal

Jul

Cowry:

prosperity, worth, generosity, directness, ambition, versatility

Sep

Flamingo Tongue:

strength, simplicity, potency, courage - a very masculine shell

Oct

Limpet:

intensity, stability, determination, durability, steadfastness

Feb

Murex:

poise, beauty, intricacy, intelligence  - very feminine shell

May

Sanddollar:

loyalty, encouragement, reliability, certainty, predictability

Jun

Scallop:

truth, faithfulness, trustworthiness, precision, balance, dependability

Mar

Starfish:

orderliness, charisma, honesty, persistence, regeneration, originality

Jan

Triton:

expansiveness, loquaciousness, wildness, energy, passion

Nov

Tulip:

sweetness, compassion, loveliness, kindness, tranquility, love

Apr

Urchin:

boldness, confidence, creativity, decisiveness, certainty, bravery

Aug

 

* Since it is now illegal to remove any shells from the beaches and waters of the U.S. Virgin Islands, these precious metal replicas are great and lasting mementos.

 

These shells make wonderful wedding party gifts.  Our staff would be happy to help you decide about which shells would be appropriate for individuals you wish to remember with gifts that have a special island significance.

 

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