A conch is a common name which is applied to a number of different species of medium sized to large sea snails or their shells, generally those which are large and have a high spire and a siphonal canal. Conch shells are sometimes used as decoration, as decorative planters, and in cameo making.
In classic Mayan art, conches are shown being utilized in many ways including as paint and ink holders for elite scribes, as bugles or trumpets, and as hand weapons (held by combatants by inserting their hands in the aperture). Today, the inside of the Conch shell is also used in jewelry.
Each piece of conch jewelry is unique in color, some pendants are a beautiful rich pink color on one side and the other is almost white.