Very cool cowrie shell ring is handmade in India. It features one large cowrie shell in a tribal setting. It is adjustable as well. The finish is a very light gold over nickel silver. The widest part of the cowrie centerpiece is approximately 1.5 inches.
Nickel silver, German silver, Argentan, new silver, nickel brass, albata, alpacca, is a copper alloy with nickel and often zinc. The usual formulation is 60% copper, 20% nickel and 20% zinc. It can be easily cleaned with a cloth.