Hawaiian green seaturtles / Honus

Posted by on 5/30/2019 to Facts and Fun
The Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle, known as “Honu,” symbolizes good luck, endurance and long life in Hawaiian culture. Sea turtles have graced our oceans for more than 75 million years. These ancient reptiles are among the most fascinating of all marine inhabitants. The Hawaiian green sea turtle is the most common sea turtle in Hawaiian waters. It feeds on marine plants in shallow coastal waters throughout the Islands. Green sea turtles are primarily vegetarian and eat algae growing underwater on coral reefs and rocks in shallow waters. The Honu grows to an adult breeding size of 200 pounds or more. For those of you who have been to the Hawaiian Islands and have encountered Honus, you know how fascinating they are. So big, yet gentle and graceful. No wonder there is plenty of Honu memorabilia available not only in Hawaii, but all over the world.

Larimar

Posted by on 5/23/2019 to Facts and Fun
Larimar is a natural gemstone, a blue variety of the mineral Pectolite.The stone is formed when hot gases push crystallized minerals up though volcanic tubes. It has been found only in one location, a mountainous, relatively inaccessible area in the Dominican Republic. It is the only gemstone to be found in the entire Caribbean.The gemstone’s color ranges from white to deep blue, light blue and blue-green. Its lovely color is very reminiscent of the Caribbean seas. A lot is written about the metaphysical properties of Larimar. Larimar is said to enlighten and heal in a physical, emotional, mental and spiritual way. True or not, we do enjoy our ocean and Hawaiian inspired sterling Silver Larimar Jewelry and you will too.

Tikis

Posted by on 5/16/2019 to Facts and Fun
What is a Tiki? Tikis where intended to represent very important, respected authorities, namely principal gods, guardians and spirit powers. In ancient Hawaiian culture, the gods, the land, and the people, shared a symbiotic existence. If the people took care of the land the gods were appeased. If the gods were happy, they would allow the land to provide sustenance for the people. Tiki statues were carved to represent the image of a certain god and as an embodiment of that specific god's power. With well-formed tikis, perhaps the people could attain protection from harm, strengthen their power in times of war and be blessed with successful crops. Beginning in the 1930s, an entire "tiki culture" representing the island life of the South Pacific began to form. Tiki-themed restaurants displayed tiki carvings, tiki torches, rattan furniture, tropical-print fabrics and wooden or bamboo items. Before long, tiki culture had a large following in the United States, using South Pacific themes in everything from clothing to interior design. When you are browsing through tiki memorabilia remember you are looking at the best symbolism of " old hawaiian culture"

Mermaids!

Posted by on 5/9/2019 to Facts and Fun
With most of the earth covered by water it comes as no surprise that centuries ago it was believed the oceans hold mysterious creatures like mermaids and serpents.
Mermaids are depicted as half human and half fish and have captured peoples imagination for ages.
Mermaid stories date back as far as the ancient roman empire.
In the 1400's Columbus claimed to have encountered mermaids and wrote in his journal they were not as beautiful as they are said to be.
Countless books and movies are available about those mystical creatures.
Our modern day mermaids have beautiful flowing hair and beautiful faces.
Mermaids may be ancient but still capture the hearts of young and old.
Do you think mermaids are real?

KOA Wood

Posted by on 5/2/2019 to Facts and Fun
The Koa tree is native to the Big Island of Hawaii. Koa may be the most spectacular hardwood in the world. Koa can be found on the other Hawaiian Islands but those trees tend to lack the splendor of Koa growing on the Big Island. Koa are fast growing trees at 5 feet per year for the first five years, and can reach impressive heights in several decades in upper elevation landscapes. Koa has never been regarded as an endangered species, and it is certainly far from extinct. There is more koa growing in Hawaii now that 10 or 20 years ago.
Its name in the Hawaiian language, koa, also means brave, bold, fearless, or warrior.
We carry authentic Koa / sterling silver jewelry for every taste and budget.

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