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. This Deluxe 10-Row Cowrie Shell Jewelry Set is a beautiful way to bring the power of cowrie shells into your life. The regal necklace features ten layers of polished, white cowrie shells strung with black beads to form a large V. Comes with matching earrings that have six cowrie shells.