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The cowrie shell has many uses and meanings. Found in the islands of the Indian Ocean, the cowrie shell soon gained popularity throughout much of ancient Africa. Its influence, however, also spread to China, where it was used as a form of currency. AYA’s Sterling Silver Cowrie shell collection is inspired by African legend of cowrie shells.   Spiritually, if you are attracted to cowrie shells you could be family to an ocean spirit of wealth and earth.  Cowrie shells also represents Goddess protection which is very powerful.  Designed with sterling silver, the cowrie shell jewelry adds a unique addition to your wardrobe and makes a one of a kind fashion statement



Gemstones are so beautiful!  Their colors, are as diverse and fascinating as the folklore, myths and legends that have been passed down through the centuries.  They have been revered and honored in all cultures. AYA’s gemstone collection is elegant, romantic and draws on the emotional and healing properties of gemstones to enhance the wearer’s experience




Symbols were the first visual forms of communication and they are just as important today and yesterday.  The Adinkra symbols represent visual concepts among the Ashantis of Ashanti Kingdom (Ghana) and Baoulés of Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast). The Andinkra collection is inspired by the time-honored tradition of artistic expression imparting, cultural history, and collective knowledge.Imprinted on sterling silver The Andinkra jewelry is not only a unique fashion statement but allows the wearer to choose jewelry the imparts a story of their values, hopes and dreams.



Silver is elegant and timeless. The design possibilities are endless The Simply silver collection is faithful to the heart of all of AYA jewelry designs, unique, elegant and enduring.

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