Cowrie Shell Statement Earrings

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  • Regular price $45.00

Black Metalsmiths Market Item 

Artist: Erika-Rae  Griffin
 Shipping: Free US Only


These bold bohemian earrings were beautifully handcrafted from brass that was cut, textured and coated with a protective finish to prevent tarnishing, along with a cowrie shell and lightweight wire, with a french hook for the ear.
Authentic cowrie shells have had many uses and meanings throughout history. Spiritually, according to African legend, if you are attracted to cowrie shells you could be family to an ocean spirit. Also, in many West African cultures, the cowrie shell is regarded as a sign of fertility and has also been known to be used as currency.
These earrings feature a 2.5in brass disc, which equals a full earring length of 4.25 inches.
Care Instructions: Brass naturally oxidizes over time, meaning it will darken the more you wear it, giving it a beautiful aged look. I take care to coat my pieces with a finishing solution and wax to delay this process, but eventually your piece will begin to tarnish. I've included a polishing cloth for you and recommend using it after your first wear and as needed to maintain your earrings color and shine.


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