Black Cowrie Sterling Silver Earrings
A cowrie, also known as kaudi or cowry is a marine mollusc which has a glossy, brightly patterned domed shell with a long, narrow opening. The cowrie was the shell most widely used worldwide as shell money. It is most abundant in the Indian Ocean and was collected in the Maldives and in Sri Lanka and on other Indian islands. The shells of cowries are usually smooth and shiny and more or less egg-shaped, with a flat under the surface which shows a long, narrow, slit-like opening, which is often toothed at the edges. Black Cowrie or Kaali Kowdi shell is of great significance in the worship of Goddess Maha Kaali Ji and Lord Bhairav Ji. Black Kaudi helps protect from negative energies of black magic and relieves the native from the clutches of tantra. In Astrology, Black Kaudi is used to balance the planetary effect of Saturn and the malefic effects of Ketu and Rahu.
This piece is encased in Sterling silver and are a breathtaking piece of jewelry to add to your collection!