'Ilima Bar Necklace by Lahaole Designs
18k vermeil. ‘Īlima the flower of Oʻahu.
Our ʻīlima bar necklace is the dainty statement piece you can take anywhere. The chain adjusts from 16 to 18 inches, available in 14k gold filled or sterling silver
A native Hawaiian flower, the 'īlima is a shrub that grows on all the Hawaiian islands. Did you know that it is also edible, and has some medicinal purposes?
About the Designer
Located in Wahiawā, Oʻahu, Hawai'i, Lahaʻole Designs was established in 2013. Named in honor of our designers only daughter Pīkake Hepualahaʻole (the uncommon flower), we create unique jewelry and clothing capturing simple island elegance, to culturally connect your beauty from the mountain to the sea.
Born and raised on the island of Oʻahu, Native Hawaiian Owner and Designer Tanya Uyehara has always enjoyed creating. Born into a family of craftsmen and women, musicians, hula dancers, and artist she has always been surrounded by natural beauty and the arts. In 2012 while on maternity leave, Tanya started creating Christmas gifts for her nieces. Shortly after, she took a jewelry class and Laha'ole Designs was born.
With a love for creating and a passion for sharing and perpetuating her culture, Tanya uses her designs to share stories of people or things of Hawai'i nei. Each collection has kaona (a hidden meaning), made to share a story that brings each piece to life, and connects the design to the wearer.
All items are hand made and designed in Hawai'i nei. All jewelry is made using either fine silver, sterling silver, 14k gold-filled, semi precious stones and natural materials. All clothing is hand screened, and originally designed, and collections are hand sewn by the designer.