Make A Jewel Of A Find

Land DiversionsMaui


The Hawaiian Islands have a tradition and (spiritual power) of their own, which visitors get a taste of while watching 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 (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.

Another form of island jewelry highlights shells. These may be a bangle strung through a shell the crafter found on the beach or a pair of earrings or an eye-catching necklace. Most coveted amongst these styles are those made of the rare NI‘IHAU SHELL (some necklaces sell for thousands of dollars) or pieces that include SUNRISE SHELLS .

Other popular jewelry styles include use of TAHITIAN PEARLS and MOTHER OF PEARL , as well as depictions of sea life (whales, turtles, dolphins).


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