How many types of cowries do we have?
What is the rarest cowrie shell?
What is the most common cowrie shell?
How do I identify a cowrie shell?
The shells of cowries are usually smooth and shiny and more or less egg-shaped. The round side of the shell is called the Dorsal Face, whereas the flat under side is called the Ventral Face, which shows a long, narrow, slit-like opening (aperture), which is often toothed at the edges.
What is the most expensive cowrie shell?
What is the most valuable shell?
The Conus Gloriamaris or ‘Glory of the Sea Cone’ as it is more commonly known, is one of the most expensive and rarest seashells in the world.