According to Hawaiian myth, the hula goddess, Laka, is beloved as Hula's guardian diety. Laka, said to possess healing powers, is worshipped as the goddess of "calm and happiness". The hibiscus flower, which Laka loved, is the national symbol of liveliness and happiness. The brilliant hibiscus is used here to symbolize the flowering of love between two people.
Each piece has been hand engraved, so other rings with the same design will differ in unique ways, making each piece truly one of a kind.
Hawaiian jewelry history dates back to England during the Victorian Era, when Queen Kapiolani and Princess Liliuokalani attended Queen Victoria's Jubilee in 1887. At the Jubilee they were presented with solid gold bracelets, with their names cut out in Old English Lettering 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. Although Hawaiian bracelets are the most traditional style of heirloom jewelry, more variations have surfaced over the years. Because of its timeless beauty, all the magic, tradition and pride of the Hawaiian culture becomes yours when you wear our cherished collectibles. It is why the people of Hawaii say, "To own a piece of Hawaiian jewelry is to own a piece of Hawaii."
A legacy was created and it lives on today, stronger than ever. The tradition has since continued throughout the generations. 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. It is considered an honor to receive such a precious, personalized gift.
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