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History of Hawaiian Jewelry
Hawaiian jewelry has a rich and fascinating history that dates back to the early 19th century. It was during this time that King Kamehameha III commissioned the first Hawaiian jewelry pieces, which were made of gold and featured delicate engravings of Hawaiian motifs such as the maile leaf and the royal coat of arms.
These early pieces were worn exclusively by Hawaiian royalty and were seen as a symbol of status and wealth. However, as Hawaii became more connected to the outside world, the popularity of Hawaiian jewelry grew and it became more accessible to the general population.
Today, Hawaiian jewelry is celebrated for its intricate designs, stunning materials, and rich cultural significance.
Designs of Hawaiian Jewelry
Traditional Hawaiian jewelry designs are characterized by their use of natural motifs such as flowers, leaves, and animals. These designs are often very intricate and are created using techniques such as engraving, etching, and embossing.
Some of the most popular traditional designs include the maile leaf, which represents love, respect, and admiration, and the royal coat of arms, which features a crown, anchor, and scepter and is a symbol of Hawaiian royalty.
In addition to traditional designs, contemporary Hawaiian jewelry also features more modern motifs such as waves, turtles, and plumeria flowers. These designs are often simpler and more streamlined than traditional designs, but still incorporate the natural beauty and cultural significance of Hawaii.
Materials Used in Hawaiian Jewelry
One of the things that makes Hawaiian jewelry so unique and special is the materials used to create it. The most common materials used in Hawaiian jewelry include:
Gold is the most popular material used in Hawaiian jewelry, and is often combined with other materials such as diamonds and gemstones to create stunning pieces. Hawaiian gold is known for its high quality and unique color, which is often a deeper shade of yellow than traditional gold.
Diamonds are another popular material used in Hawaiian jewelry, and are often used to accentuate the natural beauty of other materials such as gold and silver. Hawaiian diamonds are known for their high quality and brilliance, and are often cut in unique shapes to create one-of-a-kind pieces.
In addition to diamonds, Hawaiian jewelry also often features a variety of gemstones such as sapphires, emeralds, and rubies. These gemstones are often used to add color and vibrancy to pieces, and can be cut in a variety of shapes to create unique designs.
Craftsmanship of Hawaiian Jewelry
One of the things that sets Hawaiian jewelry apart from other types of jewelry is the level of craftsmanship that goes into each piece. Hawaiian jewelry is created using a variety of techniques such as engraving, etching, embossing, and inlaying, and often involves hours of painstaking work to create the intricate designs that are so characteristic of this type of jewelry.
At Dolphin Galleries, we are committed to upholding the tradition of high-quality craftsmanship that is so important to Hawaiian jewelry. All of our pieces are created by skilled artisans using only the finest materials, ensuring that each piece is a true masterpiece.
Why Choose Dolphin Galleries for Your Hawaiian Jewelry Needs
At Dolphin Galleries, we are proud to be one of the premier destinations for high-end Hawaiian jewelry. Here are just a few of the reasons why you should choose us for your jewelry needs:
All of our pieces are made using only the finest materials, including high-quality gold, diamonds, and gemstones.
Our pieces are created by skilled artisans who are dedicated to upholding the tradition of high-quality craftsmanship that is so important to Hawaiian jewelry.
We offer a wide range of unique designs, from traditional motifs to contemporary styles, ensuring that there is something for everyone.
Our team of expert sales associates is dedicated to providing personalized service to each and every customer, ensuring that you find the perfect piece of jewelry for your needs.
We are committed to offering our customers unbeatable value, with fair prices and a commitment to quality that is second to none.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you offer custom designs?
Yes, we offer custom designs for customers who are looking for something truly unique and one-of-a-kind. Our skilled artisans will work with you to create a piece that perfectly fits your style and needs.
Do you offer financing options?
Yes, we offer financing options to help make purchasing your dream piece of jewelry more affordable. Contact us for more information.
Do you offer repairs and maintenance services?
Yes, we offer repairs and maintenance services to help keep your jewelry looking beautiful for years to come.
Do you offer international shipping?
Yes, we offer international shipping to customers around the world.
What is your return policy?
We offer a 30-day return policy for all of our jewelry. If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, simply return it for a full refund.