Shell craft in many regions in India has a religious and social significance. The ornaments, decor and other elements made out of shells has a huge market in India. These ornaments are decorated with carvings, coloured with lacquer or inlaid with brands of gold and silver.
The products crafted from the conch-shell include exquisite hair bands, bracelets, rings, lockets, pendants and amulets, ear rings and necklaces. Delicate bangles are also crafted from conch-shell and are essential part of a Hindu woman’s trousseau. These are embellished with notched edges or diamond shapes along the centre.