Small Sterling Silver Cowrie Shell Charm. The details on this seashell make it so life-like, it's as if you found it on a nearby beach just this morning! Cowrie shells have long been special shells throughout history and in different cultures. Used as currency in many seaside communities or as adornment on clothing and jewelry, the cowrie shell can symbolize wealth as well as womanhood and rebirth. Uncover more shells in our Ocean collection.