Opihi & Puka Shell Bracelet – rare and beautiful Opihi shells, hand picked from the beaches of Kauai, interwoven alternately with mini Puka shells give these bracelets a unique look and feel all their own. Can also be stacked with one of our woven bracelets for a more complete look. Bracelets are made to withstand outdoor activities and are water-friendly. Available in small, medium and large sizes.
To ensure a proper fit, we strongly recommend measuring your actual wrist and ordering a size that will fit as snug as possible, as some stretching/settling (up to 1/4″) will occur.
- Small – fits up to a 6.5″ wrist.
- Medium – fits up to a 7″ wrist.
- Large – fits up to a 7.5″ wrist.
Please contact us for sizes larger than 7.5″ using the Product Inquiry tab.
PHOTOS ARE FOR EXAMPLE PURPOSES ONLY!
Your jewelry will vary slightly due to the unique nature of shells, pearls, and/or gemstones.
Cellana is a genus of sea snails or limpets, marine gastropod molluscs in the family Nacellidae, the true limpets. This genus occurs in the temperate and tropical Indo-Pacific oceans, Hawaii (where they are known as ‘opihi and considered a delicacy) and around Australia and New Zealand.
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cellana (opens in a new window)
Puka shells originally were naturally occurring bead-like objects which can be found on some beaches in Hawaii. Each one was the beach-worn apex of a cone snail shell, a kind of seashell from a sea snail. Puka is the Hawaiian word for “hole” and refers to the naturally occurring hole in the middle of these rounded and worn shell fragments. These natural beads were made into necklaces.
Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puka_shell (opens in a new window)