Hawaiian Jewelry History
Hawaiian Jewelry history dates back to England during the Victorian Era in 1887, when Queen Kapiolani and Princess Liliuokalani attended Queen Victoria's Jubilee. At the ceremonies Queen Victoria gifted the Princess what was to become the first Hawaiian Jewelry bracelet. The gold design was simple with intricate Old English lettering, which spelled the princess’ name. The bracelet symbolized the enduring friendship between the two nations. 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.
The Hawaiian tradition has since continued throughout the generations. Hawaiian heirloom jewelry has been given as gifts for special occasions such as birthdays, graduations and weddings. Heirloom jewelry will last a lifetime and is often passed from generations.
Till today, Hawaiian jewelries are still handmade here in Hawaii by our skilled local jewelry engravers. Hawaiian wedding rings are especially popular with popularity of wedding ceremony here in Hawaii. A classic hand-crafted Hawaiian ring would engrave with Hawaiian scroll and Maile leaf design. Maile is one of the most popular lei materials used in ancient Hawaii. It was most worn for the worship of the Hawaii hula god, its leaves are believed to protect the wearer, bestow good luck, and even possess healing powers.
Each Hawaiian ring is handmade with hand crafted design, each ring is truly unique on its own. Hawaiian rings are popular and loved by couples and lovers when they saw its unique beauty.
Casting Hawaiian Jewelry vs. Traditional Hand Engraved Hawaiian Jewelry
The difference between Casting Hawaiian jewelry vs. Tradition hand engraved Hawaiian jewelry are build quality and engraving details. While casting Hawaiian jewelries are often much more affordable in price. Tradition hand engraved Hawaiian jewelries are normally with higher price tags. As you know, you get what you pay for. The true craftsmanship detail from a real hand engraved Hawaiian jewelry will speak for its self.
Hawaiian Ring Making Process
- Select wire and cut it according to ring size.
- Bending the wire into ring shape and solder it.
- Draw pattern design on ring and begin engraving with hand tools.
- Polish and cleaning.
- Finish product, and ready for packing.
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