Make a Jewel of a FindKaua‘i
The islands have a tradition and mana (spiritual power) of their own, which visitors get a taste of while watching hula performances, sightseeing on tropical tours and savoring local dishes. Locally inspired and crafted JEWELRY offers a permanent way to transport that experience back home.
There are many GALLERIES throughout the island where you will no doubt find sparkling gemstones, glowing pearls and an array of special pieces that tout a distinctly island flair. Most island showrooms offer a wide selection of fine custom jewelry—including bracelets, necklaces and watches— that come in a broad range of prices, from high-end to pieces starting at about $200.
If you’re hankering for TAHITIAN BLACK PEARLS, plumeria jewelry inspired by the local flower or the heavy gold bracelets, necklaces, rings and earrings that are an island tradition, talk to the folks at ROBERT’S JEWELRY. They have a wealth of knowledge about heirloom pieces.
Custom-made jewelry also is available from several local jewelers. Sheldon Gate, a Hanapepe gemologist, designs gemstone jewelry, including one-of-a-kind bracelets, in his Hanapepe shop. The jeweler also carries the prestigious SEA SHELL DIAMOND COLLECTION created by master diamond cutter Sir Gabi Tolkowsky and custom titanium rings designed with Hawaiian koa or milo woods.