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Alohi Kai Jewelry

sculptural. slow. sustainable.

 

 

 

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Alohi Kai Jewelry is born from a love of the deep blue, and created by hand with sweat and fire and aloha in Honolulu, Hawaii. Wear stories of the sea on your daily journey to be extraordinary.

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Welcome

sculptural. slow. sustainable.

 

 

 

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Alohi Kai Jewelry is born from a love of the deep blue, and created by hand with sweat and fire and aloha in Hawaii. Wear secrets of the sea to accompany you on your daily journey to be extraordinary. Explore our two lines ‘Alohi Kai and Hohonu by ‘Alohi Kai.

Alohi Kai Slow Jewelry

Honus Collection HP

Honu (Turtles)

Sharks collection

Sharks + Rays

Reef Life

Sculptural Jewelry

Our inspiration comes from the sea and our own adventures underwater. We carve from first hand experiences watching, photographing and learning about wildlife. Being able to recall a feeling as well as a visual is a luxury and because we sculpt by hand rather than designing on a computer our carving has an organic and serendipitous element to it. (see some of our process here)
alohi kai hammerhead knuckleduster UW
Alohi Kai blue shark necklace UW

Embrace Slow

Slow Fashion. It’s not fast, clearly. Fast fashion, fast food, fast results. But fast is a lifestyle choice that doesn’t have time to consider its consequences. Choose Slow. Slow can be delicious. Slow can be luxurious. Slow can be arcane. Made the old way, slow jewelry produces sensual delights that last years, not a season.  Hawaii jewelry made to be coveted and passed along through generations.

Slow means buying less, for keeps, and only what you love. Loving it for an age, not a trend. Best of all, slow fashion defines character, style and a kindness to the sea.

alohi kai hammerhead knuckleduster UW

Sculptural Jewelry

Our inspiration comes from the sea and our own adventures underwater. We carve from first hand experiences watching, photographing and learning about wildlife. Being able to recall a feeling as well as a visual is a luxury and because we sculpt by hand rather than designing on a computer our carving has an organic and serendipitous element to it. (see some of our process here)
Alohi Kai blue shark necklace UW

Embrace Slow

Slow Fashion. It’s not fast, clearly. Fast fashion, fast food, fast results. But fast is a lifestyle choice that doesn’t have time to consider its consequences. Choose Slow. Slow can be delicious. Slow can be luxurious. Slow can be arcane. Made the old way, slow jewelry produces sensual delights that last years, not a season.  Hawaii jewelry made to be coveted and passed along through generations.

Slow means buying less, for keeps, and only what you love. Loving it for an age, not a trend. Best of all, slow fashion defines character, style and a kindness to the sea.

Sustainable – Malama the Ocean

 “We carry oceans inside of us, in our blood and our sweat. And we are crying the oceans, in our tears.” ― Gregory David Roberts

Malama the ocean – preserve & protect. At ‘Alohi Kai we make decisions with the ocean’s well-being at heart. We work hard to find sustainable processes, materials, & packaging.  We leave sand & shells for wildlife, not making jewelry, and use reclaimed metals as much as we can.

To us, the ocean is life and beauty. A seduction. A tease. A delicious sigh. Leaving you wanting just a little more. The blue is our heart, so we care for it. And we share what we love with you because we want you to love the ocean too – people protect what they love.

Part of an abandoned net we cleared from an area frequented by monk seals & honu >>

alohi kai marine debris - derelict net
alohi kai marine debris in nature reserve

^Part of an abandoned net we cleared from an area frequented by monk seals & honu

Sustainable – Malama the Ocean

“We carry oceans inside of us, in our blood and our sweat. And we are crying the oceans, in our tears.” ― Gregory David Roberts

Malama the ocean – preserve & protect. At ‘Alohi Kai we make decisions with the ocean’s well-being at heart. We work hard to find sustainable processes, materials, & packaging.  We leave sand & shells for wildlife, not making jewelry, and use reclaimed metals as much as we can.

To us, the ocean is life and beauty. A seduction. A tease. A delicious sigh. Leaving you wanting just a little more. The blue is our heart, so we care for it. And we share what we love with you because we want you to love the ocean too – people protect what they love.

Alohi kai pennant butterflyfish

The Blue

Why? They ask me. Why the sea?

And why not? It’s the color of magic and abyssal calm. It’s the sound of light, and the texture of peace. Leave shouting, tantrums, traffic at the surface as you submerge in its watery embrace. Give, take. Ebb, flow. Suspended, weightless. Your noise is wasted here. At depth there is quiet and escape.

Why not the sea?

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