The Makua ( mah-koo-ahh ) maxi necklace is a long necklace with a Tahitian black pearl, Hebrew cone shell and a dainty 14k gold filled tassel.
Makua is a region on the Westside of Oʻahu, where I was raised. It has the most rugged arid mountains and the bluest ocean teaming with marine life.
I dive for the cone shells I use in my jewellery. Never taking live shells and always leaving some for the hermit crabs to occupy.
This necklace is approximately 96cm or 36" long