The (OG- The original) Puka Li'i & Puka Nui chokers are a modern and sophisticated approach to a timeless classic Puka Shell necklace.
8 natural beach worn Puka Shells (1 for each of the 8 main Hawaiian islands) are paired with a 14k gold plated puka shell and mounted on a 14k gold filled chain.
Standard size: Approximately 16” long with a 1 1/2” extended chain.
** ALSO CUSTOMIZABLE **
*Made to Order*
Puka or hole( in Hawaiian ) refers to the hole that is eventually formed in the beach worn apex of various cone shells found on the beaches in Hawaii.
There are 34 species of cones shells in Hawaii, so the colours and even patterns will vary form shell to shell.
Although Puka Shell necklaces have been revered and appreciated in Hawaii since the 1960's,
Prices went as high as $1000 for authentic Puka Shell necklaces thanks to the likes of Shaun Cassidy, Elizabeth Taylor and Elvis Presley.
In the late 1970's Hawaiian prints and puka shells could be seen on catwalks and in the trendiest stores. In fact, puka Shells became so trendy and pricey that imitation shells were even made from plastic.