Sterling Silver Hawaiian Lei Charms
Origins of Lei Making The history of lei making in Hawaii begins with the arrival of the Polynesians. Throughout the South Pacific, Polynesians honored their gods by twining greens into wreaths and adorning their own bodies with strings of flowers and vines. When they arrived in Hawaii, in addition to the useful plants they brought for food, medicine and building, they also brought ginger (`awapuhi), a fragrant flower used for decoration and adornment.
During the settlement period - roughly 750 AD through the 1300s - lei throughout Polynesia were very similar. Types included temporary fragrant lei such as maile and hala as well as non-perishable lei like lei niho palaoa (whale or walrus bone), lei pupu (shell) and lei hulu manu (feather). After long ocean voyages ceased and Hawaiians entered a period of cultural isolation (1300s-1778), they developed a richer variety of lei than anywhere else in Polynesia. In a lifestyle that fused ritual and nature with every aspect of daily life, lei were a ubiquitous ornament worn during any type of work activity, celebration or rite, by maka`ainana (commoners) as well as ali`i (chiefs).
Sterling Silver Hawaiian Lei Charms $28.11 wow Sale Price! ->
Plated Gold over Sterling Gold Hawaiian Lei Charm Pendant $46.11
Charms made into mens' accessory items: tie tacks lapel pins, and cuff links if possible:
Charm made into Sterling Hawaiian Lei Tie Tacks Lapel Pin $68.94
Charm made into Gold over Sterling Hawaiian Lei Tie Tacks Lapel Pin $74.94
Sterling Silver Hawaiian Lei Cufflinks Cuff Links $94.91
Our fine ladys' 18 inch sterling Chain $14.95 is on sale.
Men's Sterling Chains 25 inch endless, 26 inch endless,
Men's Stainless Chain 25.5 inch endless
Sterling Silver Tie Tacks and Tie Chains Sterling Silver Hawaiian Lei Charms tie tack. Sterling Silver Hawaiian Lei Charms tie chains. Most of our sterling silver charm pendants can be made into tie tacks/lapel pins and tie chains.
Sterling Silver CuffLinks Sterling Silver Hawaiian Lei Charms cuff links. Many of our sterling silver charms can be made into cuff links by Broderick
Quality Our sterling silver charms pendants are of the finest quality meeting or exceeding the sterling silver standard of 92.5% pure silver.
Jump Rings For how to attach jump rings attach jump rings
Dime Some items are shown with a dime coin which measures 11/16 of an inch, or 18m.
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