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 pendant takes on a whole new meaning.
Practically: This seaweed pendant is light and easy to wear, with just weight enough to hang well-balanced. This pendant compliments all our other styles in Limu, and both casual & formal attire. For a better understanding of the practicality of these particular styles please read F.A.Q’s. on our menu.
Limu Seaweed Pendant 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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