THE HISTORY OF HAWAIIAN HEIRLOOM BRACELETS
The history of Hawaiian Heirloom Jewelry dates back to England during the Victorian Era. Queen Kapi’olani and Princess Lili’uokalani (above, left and right) traveled to England and attended Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee in 1887. Fifty monarchs from around the world were invited to this celebration of Queen Victoria’s 50 years reign.
Queen Victoria presented to the Hawaiian Monarchs precious solid gold bracelets with their names hand-engraved in Old English lettering filled with black enamel. The black enamel was the Queen’s “signature” of her eternal mourning for her beloved late husband, Prince Albert who died in 1862. See photo of Prince Albert to above. Below you can see the wedding ceremony of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
Hawaiian Queen Kapi’olani and Princess Lili’uokalani were so enraptured with these unique gifts that they had similar bracelets made for other Royal members upon their return to Hawai’i. A tradition was born and lives on today in the Hawaiian Islands & around the world, stronger than ever.
Hawaiian heirloom jewelry is often given to celebrate family milestones such as birthdays, graduations, weddings and anniversaries. An heirloom piece of Hawaiian heirloom jewelry is passed on from generation to generation… from Tūtū to Keiki, from Mother to Daughter, from ‘ohana (family) to Mom, it has become a timeless tradition, everyone sharing in the “Aloha Spirit”.
The tradition of giving and receiving gold, platinum, sterling silver, etc. Hawaiian heirloom jewelry lives on today throughout the world.
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