200 OF THE MOST AMAZING, BEAUTIFUL AND RARE SEASHELLS OF THE WORLD

Here are the real gems of the seas, the incredibly beautiful natural treasures of the ocean.

Forget Grandpa’s old dusty collection made from yellowish-discolored and naphthalene-smelling scratches of shells, when the number outweighed the quality. Discover how conchology can offer natural objets far better than any goldsmith sculpture, thanks to the slow work of evolution and the biological diversity of marine mollusks.

All these fabulous specimens were selected with very high standards to enter the O’Khæn Collection and reveal the new face of shell collecting, a passion between aesthetics and sciences. These are exceptional seashells, not necessarily representative of their species.

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 1: Spondylus regius / 2: Lotoria lotoria / 3: Spirula spirula / 4: Tonicella lineata / 5: Textilia dusaveli / 6: Leporicypraea mappa / 7: Turbo imperialis / 8: Psilaxis radiatus / 9: Babelomurex fruticosus / 10: Gloripallium pallium

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1: Aporrhais pesgallinae / 2: Vexillum citrinum / 3: Arca zebra / 4: Jujubinus hubrechti / 5: Aplustrum amplustre / 6: Calliostoma rubropunctatum / 7: Lienardia rubida / 8: Nerita textilis / 9: Favartia maculata / 10: Trivia costipunctata

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1: Lyncina aurantium / 2: Scaphella junonia / 3: Epitonium scalare / 4: Chicoreus orchidiflorus / 5: Mirapecten mirificus / 6: Argonauta argo / 7: Harpa costata / 8: Thatcheria mirabilis / 9: Conus gloriamaris / 10: Oliva porphyria

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1: Conus marmoreus / 2: Amoria kawamurai / 3: Angaria formosa / 4: Calliostoma monile / 5: Haliotis asinina / 6: Ficus ventricosa / 7: Chicomurex gloriosus / 8: Cypraea tigris / 9: Tiarella stictica / 10: Babelomurex gemmatus

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1: Oxymeris dimidiata / 2: Asprella kinoshitai / 3: Clanculus pharaonius / 4: Janthina janthina / 5: Amusium pleuronectes / 6: Aguilaria laterculata / 7: Tibia fusus / 8: Vittina waigiensis / 9: Tonna tessellata / 10: Oliva amethystina

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1: Streptopinna saccata / 2: Luria isabella / 3: Phalium areola / 4: Phenacovolva rosea / 5: Stellaria solaris / 6: Mathilda sagamiensis / 7: Volva volva / 8: Haliotis varia / 9: Vitta pupa / 10: Thala manolae

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1: Chiton politus / 2: Chama lazarus / 3: Euprotomus chrysostomus / 4: Austrotrophon catalinensis / 5: Darioconus praelatus / 6: Oliva tricolor / 7: Smaragdia rangiana / 8: Scalptia androyensis / 9: Bathyliotina glassi / 10: Busycon contrarium

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1: Guildfordia superba / 2: Bursa corrugata / 3: Crenavolva striatula / 4: Jenneria pustulata / 5: Punctacteon eloiseae / 6: Haliotis kamtschatkana / 7: Harpa cabriti / 8: Purpuriconus rosalindensis / 9: Volutoconus bednalli / 10: Pecten excavatus

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1: Tenagodus anguinus / 2: Alviniconcha hessleri / 3: Babelomurex echinatus / 4: Decatopecten plica / 5: Glabella faba / 6: Darioconus auratinus / 7: Coronium coronatum / 8: Littorina mespillum / 9: Jujubinus polychromus / 10: Nassarius miga

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1: Hysteroconcha lupanaria / 2: Cerithium lemniscatum / 3: Cochlespira pulchella / 4: Calliostoma consimilis / 5: Opeatostoma pseudodon / 6: Homalocantha anatomica / 7: Oliva rubrolabiata / 8: Sthenorytis turbina / 9: Macromphalus subreticulatus / 10: Gemmula lisajoni

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1: Eburna lienardii / 2: Cardita crassicosta / 3: Entemnotrochus rumphii / 4: Lautoconus mercator / 5: Iniforis hinuhinu / 6: Epitonium pallasi / 7: Domiporta roseovitta / 8: Canarium erythrinum / 9: Favartia balteata / 10: Seguenzia beloni

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1: Harpulina arausiaca / 2: Eupleura nitida / 3: Latiaxis mawae / 4: Rotaovula hirohitoi / 5: Diodora quadriradiata / 6: Trochus fastigiatus / 7: Terebra strigata / 8: Neotrigonia kaiyomaruae / 9: Vitta meleagris / 10: Turbonilla muelleri

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1: Terebellum terebellum / 2: Gladioconus granulatus / 3: Haliotis laevigata / 4: Cancellaria haemastoma / 5: Angaria sphaerula / 6: Tornatina planospira / 7: Cassidula nucleus / 8: Columbarium pagoda / 9: Cardium maxicostatum / 10: Viriola abbotti

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1: Continuconus hirasei / 2: Turritriton labiosus / 3: Sinustrombus latissimus / 4: Callostracum gracile / 5: Architectonica modesta / 6: Chicoreus aculeatus / 7: Circomphalus hiraseanus / 8: Protoelongata corallina / 9: Tanea hollmanni / 10: Ephippodontoana mcdougalli

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1: Irus macrophyllus / 2: Microliotia mirabilis / 3: Cinctura lilium / 4: Graphicomassa ligula / 5: Trochus ferreirai / 6: Biplex aculeata / 7: Turris omnipurpurata / 8: Calliostoma iridium / 9: Bullina nobilis / 10: Trigonostoma scalare

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1: Turbo petholatus / 2: Cryptospira elegans / 3: Tudivasum zanzibaricum / 4: Babylonia areolata / 5: Idiochila turben / 6: Murex pecten / 7: Flexopecten glaber / 8: Scalptia mercadoi / 9: Nerita chamaeleon / 10: Terebra amanda

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1: Eugeniconus nobilis / 2: Cycloscala revoluta / 3: Conus milneedwardsi / 4: Lambis pilsbryi / 5: Bayerotrochus pyramus / 6: Drupa elegans / 7: Natica acinonyx / 8: Cymatium ranzanii / 9: Diacria trispinosa / 10: Cribrarula comma

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1: Velutina velutina / 2: Persicula cingulata / 3: Leptoconus ammiralis / 4: Phasianotrochus eximius / 5: Bursa verrucosa / 6: Microstelma oshikatai / 7: Clithon spiniferum / 8: Glyphostoma dedonderi / 9: Gari galatheae / 10: Homalopoma clippertonense

1: Clathurella tigroidella / 2: Bolma tamikoana / 3: Angulofusus nedae / 4: Babelomurex habui / 5: Spondylus imperialis / 6: Tonna lischkeana / 7: Natica tedbayeri / 8: Ciclonidea notabilis / 9: Equichlamys bifrons / 10: Varicospira cancellata

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1: Tricolia aethiopica / 2: Ductoconus princeps / 3: Glabella omanensis / 4: Separatista helicoides / 5: Lindapterys sanderi / 6: Timbellus sublimis / 7: Fossarus trochlearis / 8: Arene cruentata / 9: Nipponaphera iwaotakii / 10: Lioconcha fastigiata