Melon Shells or Indian Volutes are mostly from South East Asia and are often collected for food by local fishermen, although these melon shells do also produce pearls. The fishermen will use these large melon shells for bailing water from their boats too. The melon shells can be very large shells and the colourings are striking ranging from pale orange to a light yellow in parts, with the contrasting brown markings. These certainly stand out in any shell collection or display.
Minimum 10 cms