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Shell Choker

Our Cowrie Shell Choker is a popular choice for nature lovers.
The adjustable cowrie choker or nasa shell choker comes with the option of with or without beads on cream or black cords.
Our Cowrie Shell Choker is a perfect choice for your bohemian beach style to compliment your inner mermaid.

Materials

Our chokers are handmade using ethically sourced natural cowrie shells and precious beads. Paired with a choice of beads and a cream or black cord, our shell chokers are a must have item for your boho beach wear style.
Our shell jewellery and bracelet designs are carefully hand curated by store owners and festival lovers, Paula and Adrian.
We choose natural materials paired with unique beads and strong cord construction to ensure you can enjoy your bracelet for years to come.
Our selection of natural coloured shells and cords, embellished with white and turquoise beads gives you the freedom to work each piece into either a neutral or brightly coloured outfit, that suits a variety of styles from beachy, to festival looks, to casual everyday wear.

How to wear

The choker is adjustable by using the sliding knots on the cord and can be worn long or short.
Pair with minimal silver earrings and bracelet to feature your cowrie shells, or layer for a rich beach inspired look.

What do cowrie shells mean?

As part of African Mende culture, cowrie shells are held with high regard as powerful symbols of womanhood, fertility, birth and prosperity and wealth¹.

Wear your cowrie shells with pride and close to your skin to promote femininity and wealth.

Cowrie shells were also used traditionally by the Native African People for centuries as currency and more recently by North American Ojibway people as a ritual shell for ceremonies.

Styling

Our natural shell chokers are embellished and handmade with cream or black cord and are comfortable to wear year round, to the beach, and versatile enough for everyday wear and into the evening.

Accented with metallic gold, turquoise and pure white beads to complete the style, making each choker easy to accessorise with a neutral or coloured outfit.

Shell chokers make a subtle outfit statement and can easily be layered with silver or gold jewellery to complete the look.

Wear hair in natural sunkissed waves with volume and texture to complement your natural shell jewellery.

Try pairing with a natural free flowing cotton top and faded black jeans for a casual look, or an oversized white collared shirt over a swimsuit, tucked into high waisted denim shorts for a relaxed easy style.

Festival wear

Sea shells: on-trend for festival wear. A shell choker is the ultimate choice to complete your effortless festival wear look, paired with natural messy, loose and tousled hair waves, cropped white top and a bright high waisted pant to add colour.

Layering a simple and super fine gold necklace with your shell jewellery adds depth and interest to your festival attire. Pair with a simple gold bead necklace for a simple beachy look.

Your Poco Loco shell chokers can be worn and loved for many festival seasons to come

Why choose to shop with us?

We live and work locally in our beautiful coastal suburb of Bondi. We’re inspired by our picturesque home town and bring our more than 20 years of jewellery and market experience to every piece we design, hand make and curate.