Murex Ramosus sea shells are abundant in Indo Pacific Seas and are the “whitest” shells we sell and hence popular as features on wedding tables. The large size makes them certainly big enough to hold a tea light in the middle of the pink lip. The Murex Ramosos is also probably the shell we all remember most from seaside shell shops we would browse in as children. These Murex Ramosus are not completely white and have a pink colouring around the lip. Most murex are predatory tropical sea snails living amongst rocks and corals. In ancient times a purple dye was extracted from the snail’s glands and used to colour royal robes. There are hundreds of species of murex but our ramosus shells remain the most sought after.