How to Write Your Vacation Story in Stone

November 02, 2023

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No less an expert than Elizabeth Taylor once proclaimed, “Jewelry is the one little thing that can make you feel totally unique.”

(And for those too young to know who Elizabeth Taylor was, we give you this quote from Beyoncé
and Jay-Z: “Love is the diamond that the jewelry
nd art decorate.”)
So whomever you prefer to use as a green light to
buy jewelry, rest assured Waikiki Beach Walk has some gorgeous and eternal ways to show off how you vacationed in paradise.

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Kolohe means 'rascal' in Hawaiian, and for Kolohe
the jeweler, they take that to mean to be unique
and different, to challenge norms and to be unconventional. That’s why their mission is to
enable their customers to create inspiring stories.
The key word here is “create,” and this is a true
point of distinction for Kolohe, because Kolohe 
allows you to design your own jewelry.
Not only is it surprisingly affordable, but also super easy to do in just 3 easy steps:
Step one: Make your request. Access a custom inquiry form at and submit it with your design vision. Include inspirational photos
and/or drawings, stone request, budget and any other important information.

Step two: Review the renderings. Kolohe will respond with any follow up questions and 2-3 renderings, in which you may revise and modify to your heart’s desire (we couldn’t resist using that description).
Step three: Finalize the design. Once you arrive at the perfect design, you will provide final approval and they begin production. Depending on the intricacy of the design, delivery can range from two weeks to up to 4 months.
A mere trifle of time when one considers that a diamond is forever.

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Many people are aware Na Hoku is
Hawaii’s finest jeweler since 1926. But
many do notknow that Na Hoku carries
men’s jewelry.
Now you do, and now you also know that
Na Hoku designs will make any man (and accompanying spouse or partner) proud.
Because whether it's a bold statement piece
or a subtle accent, Na Hoku’s range of jewelry
for men all exude an aura of refined elegance and unflinching confidence.
Na Hoku’s impeccable craftsmanship and exquisite island imagery make their striking jeweled accessories an essential addition to any man's wardrobe and a conversation piece for years to come.

Explore Men's Jewelry or discover other unique pieces at

Sustainable, handmade and unique  
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Island Visions jewelry available at Keep It Simple is handmade in Hawaii with sustainable materials. 

Keep it Simple is a store that is all about care for the environment and Sustainability. No surprise, then, that
even their featured jewelry lives up to their ideals.
Keep it Simple showcases the Island Vision line of
jewelry, which has two distinct categories of jewelry.
One utilizing recycled materials, the other beach-inspired
with a variety semi-precious stones, pearls and shells.
Both are beautiful.
If you possess the eco-consciousness that draws you to
shop for environmentally friendly and Sustainable products whenever you can, you’ll love the Island Visions’ line ofjewelry that feature pendants, rings, and earrings made        
from post-consumer sterling silver that includes metal
retrieved from discarded electronics and other industrial materials, as well as used consumer items.
The other Island Visions line is completely beach inspired, with gold fill chains and bracelets adorned with creative displays of semi-precious gemstones, Tahitian and Baroque pearls, as well as local Hawaiian shells like the rare Sunrise Shell.  
So if you want to proudly wear the true essence of Hawaii with something created in Hawaii, shop the Island Visions Jewelry Collection at Keep it Simple for Sustainable, hand-crafted jewelry that embodies the spirit of Hawaii in its purest form.

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A gift of jewelry is certainly a sweet gesture, but if you are
in the mood for something just as sweet but far less expensive, take a break in your jewelry shopping and
have a delicious gelato or sorbet treat from
Beachwalk Café.
Featuring 9 mouth-watering flavors of gelato and an
equal number of varieties of sorbetto,  Beachwalk Café
is ready to refresh you anytime from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

A gem of a deal in Waikiki
Waikiki Beach Walk offers complimentary valet parking with a $10 purchase from any Waikiki Beach Walk merchant or restaurant.Street map of Waikiki Beach Walk.jpg

All photos courtesy of Waikiki Beach Walk unless otherwise indicated