Koa Wood Honu (Hawaiian Turtle) Carving Whale Tail Necklace 70x38mm
Koa Wood Honu (Hawaiian Turtle) Carving Whale Tail Necklace
Item Number: KOA1116
All weights and measurements are approximate and may vary slightly from listed information as below:
Measurements: 70x38mm (W by L), Adjustable size 28 Inch
Weight: 9 gram
Honu or Sea Turtle symbolizes luck, endurance and long life. It is often depicted as a guardian spirit or Amakua.
During the winter months it is common have Whale sightings in Hawaiian waters. The warm water and lack of predators makes it the perfect place to mate and care for their young. In Hawaiian culture the Whale tail is a symbol of freedom, strength and joyful spirit.
The Koa tree produces wood that is regarded as one of the most elegant and exotic of Hawaii's native woods and possesses ancient significance, giving the ring a special meaning. Recognized as one of the highest quality textured woods in the world, the use of Koa wood creates a ring that is light weight, comfortable, and brilliantly unique.
What is Koa?
In the Hawaiian language Koa means brave, bold, fearless and warrior.
Koa or Acacia Koa is a large tree, typically attaining a height of 15-25m (49-82ft) and a spread of 6-12m (20-39ft). In deep volcanic ash, a koa tree can reach a height of 30m (98ft), a circumference of 6m (20ft), and a spread of 38m (125ft). It is one of the fastest-growing Hawaiian trees, capable of reaching 6-9m (20-30ft) in five years on a good site.