Iwa (Frigate Bird) Earrings (14k Gold over Sterling Silver)
The `Iwa, Hawai`iʻs largest bird, is known for being a master thief, able to snatch fish from smaller birds. Upon unifying Hawai`i, King Kamehameha was called Ka`iwaakīloumoku, the `iwa that hooks the islands, as he fearlessly battled chiefs and took the Hawaiian Islands from them. The `Iwa is also known for itʻs ability to fly great distances and 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 Earrings are dipped in 14k gold and are approximately 2½ inches long from top of earwire
- Pairs perfectly with our `Iwa Necklace
- A portion of all sales go to organizations that protect native Hawaiian plants and animals