HAWAIIAN SYMBOLS AND CULTURAL JEWELRY

When you mention Hawaii, the first thing that comes in mind is usually, palm tree-lined shores, breath-taking sunsets, sky-blue waters and perfect sandy beaches: but this is not all there is to this paradise. The tradition and rich culture of this land is what enhances its true beauty. One of the most diverse cultures in the world is the Hawaiian culture. Their traditions describe just how diverse the citizens are; and we can see this in their dance, language, cuisine, lifestyle and cultural ...


The History of Hawaiian Jewelry

The history of the Hawaiian jewelry can be dated back to the 18th century when Queen Kalpiolani and Princess Lili’uokalani visited the royal court of England. At the ceremonies, Queen Victoria gifted the princess what was to become the first Hawaiian bracelet. The solid gold design was simple with intricate old English lettering, which spelled the princess’ name. The bracelet symbolized the enduring friendship between the two nations. Lili’uokalani was impressed with the style and requested ...