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Cowrie Shell And Its History

A rich, neat and popular ornament.

Mankind has been shaping metal, gold, and diamonds since the dawn of time.  And this in  the aim of producing and creating the most sumptuous jewels. 

Similarly, at Leitty Jewelry, we use a precious object, and not the least : This object, a small African shell, whose fame is rivalled only by beauty and has always been the core of the civilization of this continent, Africa.  It is from this precious shell that we create original fashion jewelry of exquisite beauty.

We are indeed talking about Cowrie shell.
With a color ranging from beige to pale white and limpid as water, this African treasure has an important place in the tradition of several african tribes.

Once used as ornaments, but also as currency, it has long been the most popular and widespread means of payment ever used.  The Cowrie shell is not to be taken lightly due to its mystical dimension, and offering it is in no means a frivolous act.

We use the custom of the dowry as an illustration.

For example, in the Kingdom of Dahomey, in West Africa, within families the future bride is frequently offered exquisite cowry shell. Nonetheless, let's put aside the traditional aspect and let us  concentrate on the purposes of Leitty Jewelry.

At Leitty Jewelry, our goal is to enhance this lovely and distinctive product by creating jewellery that is both lightweight and "on-trend".  Incorporating a tiny bit of historical African glimmer into contemporary and modern jewellery.

Additionally, our store is committed to enhance the living of people suffering from one of the most common, inherited  blood disorders in the world, known as sickle cell anaemia.

With your support, Leitty boutique is committed to donating 20% of its proceeds to the Sensi'Drep Association, a charitable organization, whose goal is to raise public awareness of the disease's signs and effects, inform and make care facilities more accessible and support the diseased people, especially expecting mothers and their families.


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