The Naupaka Studs are perfect for everyday wear. The Hawaiian legend tells how Princess Naupaka fell in love with a commoner, a fisherman named Kau’i. In ancient times this was forbidden. Therefore Naupaka was banished to live in the mountain, and Kau’i forced to live near the ocean. The flower grows naturally as a little white half flower because the lovers were torn apart. Some say, if you pick a flower near the ocean, and try to walk it to the mountain it dies before it gets there, and vice versa, because the lovers can never be together again.
Approximately 1" long
Made in Hawaii
Valia Honolulu is a boutique with heart. We are located in Chinatown Honolulu in a neighborhood filled with small independently-owned and operated businesses. We love supporting small and local businesses here in Hawaii. We proudly stock a curated assortment of handmade, made in Hawaii and women-owned companies. We believe your purchase should come packaged with a story; where its made, how its made, who made it and when I wore it.
Laha’ole is owned and designed by Tanya Uyehara of Wahiawā, O`ahu. 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. Tanya often represents Hawaiian endemic plants in her pieces.