Hapa Hawaiian Puka & Edison Pearl Necklace (16 inch Choker)
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I take a great deal of pride in the puka jewelry that I make. It is my "bow" to the Hawaiian culture and their ability to create such beauty out of natural, simple things. I make just a handful of these necklaces every year...only as many I can based on the sea glass and pukas I've found over the season. The treasures in this necklaces are some of my most beautiful finds of 2021.
This exquisite, one of a kind Hapa Puka & Edison Pearl Necklace (hapa translates to 'half' in Hawaiian) is like nothing you have seen before. A large (17mm) iridescent ivory Edison Pearl is the center piece of this stunning and unique necklace. It is surrounded by one dozen perfectly surf polished pukas of golden, cream and rose tones. The puka and pearl portion of the necklace measures just over 2 inches, which leaves the top portion of the cording exposed, giving the necklace its name, "Hapa" or "Half." The exposed cord is a soft medium brown hand twisted 6ply rope. It both durable and delicate and adds another unique texture to this wearable work of art!
The cowrie lip toggle closure is secure and easy to use. Slide the small pearl up and down to open and close the loop.
The Hapa Necklace is one of my very favorite original designs...beachy, elegant, feminine and beautifully Hawaiian...and never another like it.