ʻOpihi ʻo Nā Lani
ʻOpihi kauwawae lehua o Hōpoe. ʻOpihi covered by lehua blossoms of Hōpoe. (ʻŌlelo Noʻeau #2534)
Coveted and protected by our akua, ʻopihi are treasured in our Kanaka Maoli culture.Taught to utilize every part of nature, our jewelry and accessories are a beautiful result of ʻopihi conservation and advocacy.
ʻO Pualani Smith-Kauhane koʻu inoa. Owner and Designer of my little Kanaka Maoli company,ʻŌpihi ʻo Nā Lani LLC.
Born and raised in Kaimuki, Oʻahu, I have always had a love and fascination of our island shells. I would pick puka shells with my father since I could walk along the beach shores. Now I have the privilege and honor to make these beautiful makana (gifts) with my husband Kimo, from the kai to you. Each ʻopihi has its own manaʻo (story)and they are one of a kind. They are meant to be an heirloom to stand the test of time. Mahalo nui loa for taking the time to check out our online shop and supporting local.
Me ke aloha nō.