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29-APR-2005 Selvin Chance

Niihau Shell Lei Detail

Note the varieties of colors and shapes.

Niihau Shell Necklace
The Niihau Shell Lei is a special Hawaiian necklace made from rare shells that can only be found on the island of Niihau.
These are the only shells that are classified as “gems” and once you see them, you’ll understand why.
These delicate shells come in a variety of colors including white, yellow, orange and even a rare blue.
Whole families are involved in collecting the shells and carefully sorting them by size and color.
The intricate craftsmanship that goes into a Niihau Shell Lei makes each one a prized possession.

©2005 Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau

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