- Material: Silver
- Width: 8mm
- Shape: Barrel
- Design: Old English
- Fitment: Standard
Old English is a mainstream Hawaiian jewelry design.
The dramatic design which brings together flowing waves, the sacred maile leaves, and the plumeria flower, (which represents graceful and wishing for the happiness of your loved ones) shows Hawaii's abundance of natural beauty.
When Captain Cook of England found the Hawaiian Islands, the barrels in his ship were filled with the most delicious food the native Hawaiians had ever seen. From there, the barrel has become a popular motif as a symbol that brings happiness.
The history of Hawaiian jewelry began with a bracelet sent by Queen Victoria to Queen Kapiolani and Princess Liliuokalani in London in 1887.
It was a solid gold bracelet with their names cut out in Old English lettering and filled with black enamel.
The Queen and the Princess were so enraptured with their unique gifts that they had similar bracelets made for other Royal members upon their return to Hawaii.
Today, Hawaiian heirloom jewelry is hand crafted, as it has always been.
Because of its timeless beauty, all the magic, tradition and pride of the Hawaiian culture becomes yours when you wear our cherished collectibles.
Hawaiian heirloom jewelry has been given as a gifts for special occasions such as birthdays, graduations and weddings. Heirloom jewelry will last a lifetime, and is often passed from generations.
Your ring will be shipped directly from Honolulu, Hawaii.