The very first Sailor's Valentine Sandy Moran viewed changed
her life. Then in the antiques business, Sandy was offered
an eighteenth-century example of these romantic works
of sea-shell art for resale, and was quite taken by the
simple beauty of an object that spoke so elegantly of
a lonely sailor's love.
Sandy's interest grew as she learned more about the history
of these objects. She also discovered that Sailor's Valentines
were highly valued by art connoisseurs, collectors, and
those seeking that perfect gift for a loved one.
A person with a fine eye for artistic quality, and a love
for all things connected with the sea, Sandy was inspired
to realize her own vision of a unique Sailor's Valentine.
Her valentines include patterns and flowers of various
unusual seashells. Many of the shells were discovered
in old shell collections.
The natural colors and detailed work are encased in
quality, hand-made cases of cherry and tiger maple.
Some of the valentines utilize round ivory scrimshaw
centers, others have one of a kind oil paintings in
the center and still others have delicate seashell center
All unique, all one of a kind, to be treasured and passed
down as a family heirloom.
Inspired by Tradition - Crafted with Artistry!
* Sandy Moran does not accept returns, as all of her sailors valentines are custom.*