Sea green, the shell nestles in the sand, shiny and wet from the gently lapping waves.
At least, it looked like a natural shell at first! But picking it up soon reveals that it’s much heavier than any shell that size would be and it’s obvious that no little hermit crab or snail has ever used it as a residence. Handmade and polished smooth, it looks like a piece of jade, though it’s not. That’s okay, it will look pretty sitting in that bowl of gathered shells by the window.
Please note that the price includes the mandatory Illinois 8 percent sales tax.