Sterling Silver Maile Leaf with Koa Wood Inlay Hook Earrings
Solid 925 Sterling Silver Maile Leaf with Koa Wood Inlay Hook Earrings
Item Number: 046-62A-01
All weights and measurements are approximate and may vary slightly from listed information as below:
Weight: 2.6 gram
Measurements: 7x20mm (W by L)
Material: 925 Sterling Silver and Koa Wood
These beautiful earrings are made with 925 Sterling Silver. 925 Sterling Silver means the silver is alloyed with 92.5% of pure silver and 7.5% of other metal (usually copper). It is the highest concentration of silver allowed in jewelry.
The Maile leaf can be used for many occasions such as weddings, graduations and dances. In Hawaiian culture the Maile lei is used for offerings at hula performances and is referred to "lei of royalty" which signifies respect and honor.
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.