Night Blooming Cereus Jewelry


These Night Blooming Cereus designs support the students of Punahou School in Honolulu. A much loved unofficial symbol known to all who have attended the school, the night blooming cereus is a beautiful climbing cactus adorning the lava walls that surround the school. All profits will be donated to Punahou.


Night-Blooming Cereus

Night-Blooming Cereus is a climbing cactus that doesn’t flower until it is four or five years old. It begins with just a few flowers, but as it grows older, more flowers appear. The flowering season runs from June to October, and each only blooms once or twice, and only at night.The beautiful creamy white flower is fragrant and attains about 7 inches (18 cm.) across.

This unusual cactus actually pre-dates Punahou. In 1829, missionaries Reverend Hiram Bingham and his wife Sybil were invited to live on the lands of Kapunahou. They were close friends of the reigning queen regent, Ka‘ahumanu. In 1836 Mrs Bingham was gifted the cactus from a traveller who had passed through Mexico, and she planted it on the wall near what became the entrance to the school.

Read the whole story behind the Night Blooming Cereus on the Punahou website.


The Night Blooming Cereus series features hand carved sterling silver flowers of the night blooming cereus (18K gold vermeil on request). We cast these in low-tarnish sterling and hand-finish.


  • The flower measures approx 10mm x 18mm
  • Cast in low tarnish sterling silver
  • Cufflinks available on request (contact us)
  • Bracelet is 7″
  • Necklace is 18″
  • Earrings on secure kidney wires or post with bullet backs
  • Lead and nickel free
  • Made in Hawaii
  • Let us know if you would like a SS 16″ chain instead
  • To request 18K vermeil or gold, please contact us

Additional information

Dimensions 8.5 × 5.5 × 1.5 in

Mask Pin, Mask Chain, 18" necklace, Drop Earrings, Post Earrings, Charm Bracelet

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