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Vintage Hawaiian Puka Shell Necklace

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Popular surfer jewelry from the 70's. This puka necklace is for guys or girls and is 19" in length. These 1/4" puka shells are in excellent condition and show the speckled browns of the shell. They have a silver tone barrel clasp.

Size: 19" length by 1/4" diameter

Condition excellent uniform beads

Inspiration/Story Behind This Product

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:
Puka shells originally consisted of naturally-occurring, beachworn pieces of cone snail shells, a kind of seashell. Puka is the Hawaiian word for "hole" and refers to a naturally-occurring hole in the middle of the rounded shell fragment. Numerous inexpensive imitations are now widely sold however, the majority of which are not made from cone shells.

The original puka shells were easily made into necklaces, bracelets and anklets because they already had a hole so that they could be strung like beads. Puka jewelry first became popular in Hawaii, though many species of cone snail, family Conidae, are found in tropical oceans worldwide.

In Hawaii, the wearing of puka shells was traditionally thought to ensure a peaceful and safe voyage, especially for sailors on a long journey, so puka shell necklaces were especially worn by those who had to travel at sea.

Materials Used

puka shells

More Info

Vintage, puka shell, necklace, Hawaii, 1970's, men's jewelry

Product Attributes

Color: Grey


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