The King Helmet belongs to the same family (Cassidae) as the Conch Shell, which became the state seashell of North Carolina. The King Helmet shell is found mostly in the Florida Keys and the Caribbean. Some varieties come from as far as East Africa. The King Helmet shell is used by cameo carvers in Italy (a relief type sculpture that is made from the shell of the King Helmet).
It is rumored that Julius Caesar presented Cleopatra with a cameo sculpture as a sign of his love for her. (Caesar was about 52 and Cleopatra was about 21. We're not sure how we feel about that.)
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Shipping & Payment Policy:
Spend $200 and Shipping is FREE!
International Buyers will receive 25% off shipping (over $200)
We combine shipping on all purchases (So, PLEASE wait to pay until you have
finished with all purchasing or we cannot discount your shipping costs!)
We prefer payments through PayPal we are not excepting google checkout at this time, which accepts Visa, Master Card,
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payments be made through PayPal. We do accept Checks or Money Orders, however
please allow an additional 7 to 10 days for shipping. We do NOT accept foreign
money orders due to the bank fees imposed. Shipping charges are not refundable.
Each Package comes with a USPS Delivery Confirmation Number.
We charge actual weight for PRIORITY MAIL (no "handling fee"), so combined
shipping will save you money.
First Class US Mail is available for items totaling less that 13 ounces.
We take great care in our packaging and mark all items as fragile.
We STRONGLY Recommend Shipping Insurance on these fragile items! Insurance for US Shipping is $1.65 up to $50 and $2.05 for $50 to
$100; $2.45 for $100-$200 and $4.60 for $200-$300. Each $100 over this is an
additional $.90 per $100.
We want you to be happy with your purchases, if something needs our
attention, please, let us know!
We will gladly accept returns for the following reason: Items do not meet advertised description- If a suitable
replacement cannot be made, we will cheerfully refund your purchase price and
shipping costs for items returned in their original condition - within 10 days
All items sold at Seashells Wholesale are in stock at the time of purchase. Due
to the fragile nature of our products, on a rare occasion, a piece may become
damaged. If this happens, we will contact you immediately to make arrangements
for a substitute or a full refund.