The Golden Cowrie Necklace
Used as actual currency in many cultures, the Cowrie Shell is an international symbol of both wealth and fertility.
In African legend, a love of cowrie shells shows that you could be family to an ocean spirit of wealth and earth. It also represents the Goddess of protection in the ocean. In Africa, and in the Americas, the cowrie symbolized destiny and prosperity. Also thought of as the mouth of Orisha. Believed to have taught stories of humility and respect.
White Cowrie Shells are the most common and popular variety. They are used for astrological purposes and are believed to contain divine powers.
To have one golden cowrie is the symbol of the Chieftess, showing ultimate rank and prestige.
Necklace Length 39.3cm + 5cm (adjustable)