The cowrie shell has been a powerful symbol in Africa for thousands of years. They represent material prosperity and have been used as money. They also have great spiritual significance and have used in magical work and as symbols of the ocean and fertility since the days of ancient Egypt. Bring some of that power into your life with this Bone Disc Cowrie Shell Choker. The necklace is made of two strands of black beads with six large, circular bone discs strung between them. Each bone disc has a polished white cowrie shell set into it.