Originating from the shorelines of western Africa, cowrie shells were first used as currency in China. Measuring approximately 25mm x 15mm, the luminous color hand polished cowrie is accented with an aqua-color cotton tassel from India. The shell is attached by a red silk cord strung on a gold-filled fine-link chain with a matching 14K gold spring-loaded clasp. The necklace is 31" in total length which equals approximately a 12" drop. Summer's trendiest accessory, its the perfect piece to elevate any look!