*Coco* Gold Cowrie Necklace


Super boho chic hand dipped 18K gold cowrie shell pendant necklace.  Handmade by Estrella and Luna Jewelry. 

Pendant Features

  • Natural cowrie shell pendant
  • Measures approximately 18 mm in length
  • Electroplated in 18K gold

Chain Features     

  • Select chain style
  • Select chain length
  • Lobster claw closure
  • Estrella & Luna jewelry tag

Available Chain Material

  • 22K gold plated brass (1.5 mm)
  • 14K gold filled chain (1.3mm)

All items come in a signature Estrella & Luna dust bag, carefully boxed, ready to gift or keep!

All shells are treasures from the ocean but there is something special and appealing about the smooth, porcelain-like cowrie shell found in the Indian Ocean and Sahara Desert. The ancient African people clearly knew to value the lightweight shiny cowrie, so much that it functioned as one of the first known forms of currency, symbolizing prosperity and good fortune.  Because of its popularity, other cultures from all over the world as far as China adopted the cowrie for trading, too. While this unique egg-shaped shell no longer is used for bartering, you can certainly value its beauty by wearing this featherweight cowrie pendant which compliments any color outfit, and when properly layered, completes the ultimate breezy boho-chic look!