Beautifully crafted silver fish hook pendant is made with solid Hawaiian koa, which is a exotic wood that originates from the Big Island of Hawai'i. Different parts of the island yields a distinctive hue to the color of the wood. The beautiful colors ranges from yellow or greenish-yellow, through orange, brown, and red, to almost black, and hues of different colors can be derived from a single trunk. In the Hawaiian language "koa" means "warrior" which symbolizes strength, fearlessness and bravery. From the ancient Hawaiian outrigger canoes to the birth of the first ancient surfboards and ukulele, the koa wood deserves more than ever be a widely recognized as a symbol of prestige and coloring.
The meaning behind the fish hook represents strength, prosperity, abundance, and a great respect for the sea. Today, fish hooks (‘Makau’ in Hawaiian) perpetuate the Hawaiian way of life through contemporary jewelry. The necklace becomes a sacred link between people, spanning time and distance. Hawaiian tradition says that fish hooks provide good luck when fishing and safe journey when traveling.
The silver parts of this fish hook are hand engraved whic symbolizes the flowing waves, the sacred maile leaves, (which represents trust and happiness) which shows Hawaii's abundance of natural beauty.
★The approximate measurements of the pendant is 6cm tall and 3.5 cm wide★
Stainless steel chain is also included and different length are available. Please select the desired length from the drop down menu. Stainless steel will not change color and it is also hypoallergenic which means it is safe for all skin types.