Make a Jewel of a FindO‘ahu

The Hawaiian 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.

You may have heard of or even seen many kama‘aina (locals) sporting a piece of HAWAIIAN HEIRLOOM JEWELRY. This style of jewelry, typically made of yellow gold featuring scrollwork and Old English lettering, harkens back to the days of the HAWAIIAN MONARCHY. Today, pieces— bracelets, pendants and rings— are given to ladies at milestones such as birthdays or graduations.

Other popular jewelry styles include use of TAHITIAN PEARLS, MOTHER OF PEARL AND VARIOUS SHELLS as well as depictions of sea life (whales, turtles, dolphins). One of the brand’s newest collections is called HAWAIIAN MOMENTS. This collection captures Hawai‘i’s iconic charm up-close—illuminating scenes and colors

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from nature (think: a monarch butterfly, an ocean wave or a plumeria blossom) carved shell, turquoise and Hawaiian black coral inlay, accented with 14kt gold. Find this collection exclusively at the new FLAGSHIP STORE at Ala Moana Center.

Established in 1959, Maui Divers Jewelry has long been a respected purveyor of Hawai‘i jewelry. Known for its stunning, sustainably sourced black coral pieces, island-themed gold pieces and elegant gemstone jewelry; Maui Divers Jewelry is locally designed. The iconic brand recently joined forces with Hilo Hattie and now guests can experience a complimentary behind-the-scenes tour of the Maui Divers Jewelry Design Center. After the 20 minute-tour, visitors may peruse not only Maui Divers Jewelry’s fine island jewelry selection, but also souvenirs and gifts from Hilo Hattie. There’s even a free shuttle (hourly pick-up) from various Waikiki locations. Call (808) 943-8383 for more information.