The Big Island is a peaceful place, and shopping at Peace of Hawaii (POH) - a local design and crafted jewelry line - offers an opportunity to take that peace back home to friends and family. One of the best choices a person can make when seeking out gifts and souvenirs in Hawaii is to buy local at this unique shop.
Shell bangle bracelets from Peace of Hawaii — Photo courtesy of Peace of Hawaii
Big Island born and raised Colleen Block collects each shell and piece of sea glass herself on the island's beaches. She then crafts the shells and sea glass into unique wearable creations, often blending them with a variety of other materials. These include precious stones, metals, crystals, wood and other earthen beads that create beautiful pieces.
Block recently extended her collection from mostly wire earrings to rings, hammered pieces and bracelets with soldered shells and jewels.
Sunrise shell and sea glass earrings — Photo courtesy of Peace of Hawaii
Creations come in silver and gold. Rare and prized sunrise shell earrings are some of the most sought after type of jewelry in the islands. While one may stumble across a wide variety of shell jewelry in Hawaii, much of it is imported from other countries. And in islands where nearly 90% of goods are imported, it's important to support local business.
Peace of Hawaii also accepts custom individual orders and even outfits bridal parties. You can place orders while in Hawaii or from home. Not only are the designs at POH beautiful, unique and affordable, but also they truly allow you to take home a piece of Hawaii. And once you go, you’re always going to want a piece of Hawaii’s most peaceful island with you.
Sunrise and Tahitian pearl jewelry — Photo courtesy of Peace of Hawaii