Makau-Koa (Fish Hook Necklace)

Hawaiʻian Koa

KOA (Acacia KOA) is an endemic species of tree found in the Hawaiʻi Islands, mostly in Hawaiʻi (Big Island), but also in Kauai, Oahu and Maui.
KOA has been considered precious as a tree of the gods, and was a special tree that only ancient Hawaiian royalty were allowed to have.
It is strong and hard and requires time and skill to process, but once you have it, you can cherish it for a long time.
Today, KOA is a rare and valuable tree whose export is restricted by the State of Hawaiʻi for conservation reasons.
The reason behind this is that the traditional Hawaiʻi people have accelerated the rule making process in order to protect nature from overfishing by foreigners.

14kgf(14 Karat gold filled)

14kgf (14 karat gold filled)
A gold plating process in which more than 1/20th of the total weight of the metal, 14K Gold Plate (about 100 times thicker than gold plating), is crimped onto a base metal such as brass.

Unlike gold plating, there is almost no risk of discoloration or peeling even after prolonged use.

In addition, because gold plating is thick and does not peel off easily, it is considered a material that is less likely to cause metal allergies because it is less likely to cause allergic reactions to nickel.

(Allergies vary from person to person. Allergies do not necessarily occur in all individuals.


Care Instructions

The 14KGF (Gold Filled) metal used is a material that is sensitive to sweat and dirt.

After use, wipe it gently with a soft cloth or jewelry cloth, and store it in a jewelry box.

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