Cowrie shells have multiple meanings and are used in different ways, such as money, in jewellery and also as religious accessories.
As a currency, these were commonly being used in many regions of Africa and have also been found in Ancient China. Therefore, cowrie shells are a symbol of power and prosperty. Increase its properties, by wearing it with green jade, green aventurine or citrine.
Above all, the cowrie shell is closely linked to femininity for obvious reasons, it’s appearance with the lifegiving organs of females. Women used to place it on their altar or use them in spells for fertility, birth, sexuality, and menstruation.