Cowry Shell Pendant, Historic Money Shell Used as Currency



Cowry shells have been prized for centuries and some native tribes used them as currency in exchange for goods, services, or spouses. Other major societies also used them as currency, including China and India. Now they are a curiosity and are often made into jewelry. This cowry has been drilled and fitted with a metal hoop - it is ready to hang on a necklace of your choice (chain not included).

Refer to the photos. The black centimeter cube is shown for scale and is not included. You are purchasing the pendant shown. Your purchase will include a labeled gemjar for safe storage.