Cowrie Shell/Bead Tear Drop Jewelry Set This cowrie shell is an important symbol that is steeped in a rich, ancient tradition in Africa. It symbolizes both spiritual connection to the ocean and goddess and material, earthly wealth. This Cowrie Shell/Bead Tear Drop Jewelry Set contains the power of the cowrie shell in a creative and authentically African set of jewelry. The necklace is a collar design with a breastplate that is shaped like a circle with an inverted triangle hanging from it. All of the necklace is made of red beads with polished white cowrie shells embedded within them. The circle is also surrounded by green and yellow beads. The cuff-style bracelet has the beaded design and the cowrie shells arrayed in the pattern of a flower. The matching earrings are tear-drop shaped. The necklace is 16" with an opening that can be adjusted with a string. The cuff bracelet is 4.5" long with 5" expandable opening. The earrings are 3".