Cowrie Shells circulated as a medium of exchange in Asia, Africa, Oceania and North America as early as the 14th century. The cowrie shell, in particular, was the form of currency in West Africa during the transatlantic slave trade.
The shells are known to bring good luck and to protect the spirit of the wearer, and many tribes use them in spiritual ceremonies. They also are a sign of femininity and fertility, with women often wearing them not only to help them conceive, but to help them give birth safely. Cowrie shells have the energy of an ocean goddess, bringing prosperity and protection.
- Engraved Cowrie Shell Bangle
- Adjustable to Fit any Wrist
- Composition: Brass with 14K Gold Plating.
- Solid Bangle 1/8" wide measures 7" closed with 3/4" opening.
- Designed in New York