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Cowrie and Hemp jewelry - Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. Is Cowrie a type of shell? A1. Yes! Cowrie is a type of shiny shell that is normally associated with large marine gastropods or snails. Since these porcelain like shells have a shiny appearance, they have been used in creating trendy fashion jewelry. Cowrie shells are also used for religious and decorative purposes. The size of Cowrie shells can vary from 5mm to 15cm and are found across the world.
Note: Snails are not killed to achieve the their shells. The shells we use are the ones left behind by snails or are obtained after they die their natural death.
Q2. What is 'Hemp' in Cowrie & Hemp Jewelry? A2. Hemp is a soft and durable fiber that is primarily derives from the cannabis plant. It is considered as the fastest growing biomass on the planet and is used for several purposes including manufacturing textiles, paper, biodegradable plastics, health food, construction, and fuel. Hemp is produced majorly in China, Canada, and France. We use hemp in jewelry to give it a natural feel and a durable structure.
Q3. What is the size of the choker set pack? A3. There are 2 options available: 12 pack cowrie choker set and 6 pack.