A hand-decorated Oyster shell ornament.
This design features a charming Robin perched on a delicate branch. But it’s not just the beautiful artwork that makes this ornament special. The wording, “Robins appear when loved ones are near,” adds a heartfelt touch that truly captures the spirit of you are not alone with a loss.
The presence of a Robin has long been associated with the presence of loved ones who have passed away. According to folklore, it is believed that when a Robin is spotted during the winter months, it is a sign that a departed loved one is close by, watching over us and sending their love. This belief has become a comforting symbol for many, reminding us that even though our loved ones may no longer be physically with us, their spirit and love remain ever-present in our lives.
The edge of the shell is hand-painted in gold ink, and the inside of the shell has a special pearl coating that shimmers through the image.
We have provided a golden metal display stand to showcase the Oyster in the best way possible.
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.