THE COWRIE Infinity Necklace

Regular price $159.00 Made to order
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Our COWRIE Infinity Necklace features two cowrie shells on a delicate 40" chain. The necklace features an open design that can be tied in an infinite number of ways. The cowrie was once used as a form of currency in West Africa. The shell is now a symbol of abundance and prosperity. Handcrafted with precious metals using the traditional lost-wax casting technique

  • Available in: Sterling Silver, 18K Gold Vermeil (18K Gold over Sterling Silver), and Solid 14K Gold
  • Made with fair trade African gold and conflict-free fine metals

This item is made-to-order and will take 4-6 weeks to create before shipping. By purchasing made-to-order pieces, you are helping reduce wasteful overproduction while also supporting small businesses. Packages come directly from each designer and therefore may arrive from multiple locations, taking varying times to prepare and deliver. 

Founded in 2017, Omi Woods creates contemporary heirloom jewelry pieces that celebrate the founder’s connection to Africa and her diaspora. Her pieces are individually and ethically handmade with fair trade African gold and globally sourced conflict-free fine metals. The gold is sourced from small-scale artisanal mines that support the well-being of miners and their communities by paying miners a fair wage and contributing to improved health care, education, safety and living conditions on the continent.

Omi Woods jewelry is intended to be worn every day, gifted for special occasions, and passed down to future generations so its meaning can live on for generations to come. The brand believes in paying people fairly for their resources, time, and labour.

Omi means 'water' in the Yoruba language. Together with Woods it pays tribute to founder Ashley Alexis McFarlane's Jamaican-Ashanti-Maroon heritage; the word Jamaica derives from the indigenous Taino word 'Xaymaca', meaning 'land of wood and water'.