Christmas Crib – Our Saviour is Born- Gilded Oyster

Original price was: €25.00.Current price is: €19.00.

A hand-decorated gilded edge Oyster shell ornament that can be hung or displayed on a sideboard/table.
Nativity Scene Christmas Ornament – Hand decorated Gilded Oyster from Galway Bay.

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A hand-decorated Oyster shell ornament that can be hung or displayed on a sideboard/table.

This year, why not add a unique touch to your Christmas decor with a nativity scene oyster ornament? This charming and unexpected addition will surely become a conversation starter and a cherished part of your holiday decorations.

This design depicts the child Jesus in a crib overlooked by his mother, Mary and Joesph, who is carrying a lamb signifying the Lamb of God. The illustration is in a stylised linocut style in blue – with  `the Star of Bethlehem’ in gold.

The nativity scene oyster ornament brings a touch of nature’s artistry into your home. Furthermore, oysters are often associated with abundance and prosperity, making them a fitting symbol for the birth of Christ, who brought hope and blessings to the world.

This cute little ornament has the words “Christ Our Saviour is Born” beneath the Nativity scene. This particular Oyster has been chosen for its ability to lay on its side – forming a little dome for the nativity setting.

The oyster shell comes with a satin ribbon to hang as an ornament, or it can be removed to display on a shelf/sideboard or used as a trinket dish.

All are presented in an attractive eco-friendly gift/retail box with a window for easy viewing of the item. A removable sticker on the box states, “This is genuine Galway Bay Oyster Shell”.

The box interior has eco-friendly paper, which looks attractive and protects the shell from damage. Please note: These are wild natural shells from the west coast of Ireland, and as such, each one is different in size, shape, and markings. The average shell size is 2″ x 3″, with some shorter and others taller: some wider and others narrower.


We believe that every shell has a tale to tell. Our oysters are from the west coast of Ireland, picked from the waters of the world-famous “Galway Bay” part of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way.

Shells are genuinely one-of-a-kind gifts because no two are alike. They are tumbled by the wild Atlantic Ocean waves and shaped by the changing seasons, resulting in varying sizes and shapes. We work with what nature has given us. Variations such as; growth marks, ragged edges, chipped backs, and barnacles make each one special.

Every shell is individually picked, cleaned, prepared, hand-painted and decorated by our artists at our studio in Galway, Ireland.

The interior is finished with a smooth white or pearl coating and painted gold edging. The back of the shell is left natural. A clear semi-gloss coat enriches the shell’s colour and texture.

Whether you receive this as a gift or purchase it for yourself as a decoration, a memento of a trip, or for friends or family to mark an occasion or relationship, you are becoming part of this Oyster’s tale.


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