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 imposing and regal Deluxe African Cowrie Shell Necklace. The necklace is created from layers of cowrie shells that are strung together with black beads. The overall effect is one of a elaborate collar that drapes elegantly to the shoulders. Fits up to a 16" neck.