Iwa (Frigate Bird) Necklace (14k Gold over Sterling Silver)
Upon unifying Hawai`I, King Kamehameha was called Ka`iwaakīloumoku, the `iwa that hooks the islands. The `Iwa is known for being a master thief, able to snatch fish from smaller birds like Kamehameha fought fierce battles and took the Hawaiian Islands from other chiefs. The `Iwa is also known for itʻs ability to fly great distances. It is frequently mentioned in Hawaiian mo`olelo (stories) and `ōlelo no`eau (proverbs). The `Iwa is rarely seen. When it is seen in the Hawaiian Islands, a storm is coming.
Our sterling silver`Iwa Pendant is dipped in 14k gold and is approximately 2½inches long
The gold fill chain is adjustable from 16 to 18 inches
Our `Iwa Earrings match our `Iwa Necklace
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