Sculptural Ola Bangle – Tako Octopus



Simplicity and complexity unite in the Sculptural Ola Bangle – Tako Octopus. Wear one alone, in multiples or mix and match with the other Ola Bangles. Simple, elegant, yet featuring fine details, the octopus symbolizes wisdom, insight, illusion and mystery.

There came a time when the risk to remain tight in the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. – Anais Nin


He’e (octopus, tako)

Ola has many meanings in Hawaiian, among them are life, health, well-being; alive, living; heal, survive, thrive. Each design in the Ola Collection is inspired by something that sustained and helped the ancient Hawaiians thrive.

In Hawaii, octopuses are called he’e (in Hawaiian, with a glottal stop between the two e’s) and tako (the Japanese word for it) and if we are lucky, we see them when diving. Deeply intelligent, they have multiple ways to defend themselves – black ink, camouflage, even squirting water. (There’s more about them in our blog) We enjoy their company on dives for both playfulness and inventiveness – even when very small these wonderful creatures will pull themselves up to size to intimidate a photographer!


One of a series of hand-carved bangles, the Sculptural Ola Bangle – Tako Octopus features fine details on a beautiful thin bangle.


  • One size – 2.75″ widest inner diameter (for larger and smaller sizes are possible, see below)
  • Hand-carved and sculpted, cast
  • Sterling silver, or 18K Vermeil (18K gold over solid sterling silver)
  • Lead and nickel free
  • Made in Hawaii
  • You may also like the octopus earring climbers or necklace
  • Looking for other mix and match Ola Bangles?
  • Looking for a larger or smaller size? Please contact us for details

Additional information

Dimensions 8.5 × 5.5 × 1.5 in
Metal Finish

Sterling Silver, 18K Gold Vermeil

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