Our Cowrie Sterling Petal Drop Earrings are made of real cowrie shells and set in 92.5 sterling silver. Handmade by artisans in Bali, Indonesia.
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.