How to wear
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.
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.
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.
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.