The cowrie shell has many uses and meanings. It has shown up in the form of money, jewelry and religious accessories in almost every part of the world.
Found in the islands of the Indian Ocean, the cowrie shell soon gained popularity throughout much of ancient Africa.
Spiritually, according to African legend, if you are attracted to cowrie shells you could be family to an Ocean Spirit of wealth and earth. It also represents Goddess protection which is very powerful and connected with the strength of the ocean.
In today’s fashion, the beauty of the cowrie shell is seen on necklaces, belts and bags.