Collection: Wampum

Wampum is the Native American term for "trade" and was originally used by natives for both trade and ceremonial purposes.

Originally made by the Wampanoag Indians what is now known as the New England area of the United States, Wampum was made in the form of beads carved from the purple sections of the Quahog is a type of a large clam found in numerous bays along the shores of the Atlantic ocean, from as far as Canada to as far south as areas of Florida.

Another primary use for the beads was in the form of "belts". The beads were woven into patterns which spelled out such things as tribal history or inter-tribal treaties. They were also used to sanctify wedding vows.

Today, while it is no longer accepted as currency, Wampum is said to bring the owner good luck in financial matters---making it both beautiful and valuable.

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  • Wampum Sterling Silver Ring Size 8 1/2
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