Visually: Simplicity is the key to this seaweed pendant. The fine limu is the focal point. This eye-catching piece has clean styling and natural coloring. Limu’s distinct, delicate, and graceful filaments make this piece suitable for all fashion. The Limu is real – not a painting, picture or photograph. Sometimes confused with or mistaken as coral, they are nothing of the sort. As soon as viewers realize there is real sea plant life inside, the earrings take on a whole new meaning.
Practically: The size of seaweed makes these earrings popular for all personalities. Its natural burgundy coloring compliments a wide range of hair colors and styles, both casual and formal. These earrings swing from their wires with the movements of the wearer, attracting appreciative, even envious attention.
These seaweed earrings are perfect for the following reasons:
- Very lightweight and the wearer is hardly aware of them.
- The resins are protective against wear and the ravages of ultraviolet light.
- Easy to use with a telephone, these earrings swing out of the way and do not damage or hurt one’s ears or neck with any sharp points, nor do they become damaged with such use.
- Surgical steel wires are hypoallergenic & safe for sensitive skin.
- Water resistant.
Limu Seaweed Earrings made from the finest brick red, natural Limu.
Used throughout Polynesia, the word limu, as applied to this beautifully delicate “flower of the sea”, has a lovely resonance and widely accepted association with the beauty of Hawaiian sea life. Limu is an algae (seaweed), widely used throughout the Islands culturally in ceremonial and ritual events. Our algae jewelry features the finest algae selectively harvested right from the waters around Hawaii.
Colloquially in Hawaii, Limu means a wide range of edible algae yet scholarly references and dictionary definitions apply a wider meaning to that word, including algae that grows in moist areas on land in addition to those in the sea, including those not edible. Attached to rocks and physically strong, underwater they waft softly and gracefully in all directions in the currents.
Hence, to rearrange them as delicately as in these pieces, requires particular skill and patience. They are presented in a beautiful series of designs as Limu pendants (necklaces), bracelets, brooches and earrings. Scientifically known as Portieria hornemannii, this particular red algae grows on the lava coast just outside Hilo on the Big Island where it’s seasonally prolific. Finally, limu is not endangered, endemic, or invasive, its pungent smell is so strong no fish, human or turtle will eat it!
Finally, we guarantee each piece to be highly attractive, durable, & very practical to wear – a unique gift of the Hawaiian flower of the sea.
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