The snails of the sea

Cowrie Shells

For the longest I thought cowrie shells where just shells formed naturally. They’ve actually homed sea snails!

cowrie shells

Fun Facts:

  • There are over 200 different Species of them.
  • They carry beautiful colored & pattered shells.
  • Their shells are naturally shiny.
  • Shells can range from 1/2 an inch long all the way up to a foot long!
  • Cowrie was the shell used worldwide as shell money.
  • They now are used more for art and jewelry, symbolizing wealth and femininity.

I hope you all enjoy these facts as much as I have!

cowrie shell beads

cowrie shell earrings
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