Opihi Shell Necklace
Hawaiian Opihi shells are limpet shells that cling onto rocks along our beautiful coastline. These opihi shells are found along our shorelines, cleaned, encased in 14k gold, and strung onto a 14k gold-filled chain. Chain is 18" in length.
Opihi shells are some of my favorite shells to find here on Hawai’i. Don’t let the size of these shells fool you- they are tenacious little ones, that cling onto rocks along our Hawaiian coastlines, which serve to protect and nurture them. Locals sometimes refer to their keiki (children) as opihis, because of their similar desires to want to ‘stick’ to their mothers, latching onto their source of safety and life.