Since 1985, Lehua Jewelers has proudly served as a top spot to get handcrafted Hawaiian jewelry. Located in Waimea, this family-owned and operated shop has all the statement pieces you could want, including earrings, necklaces, and rings. Want something 100% unique? Put in a custom order.
You can definitely order their items online, but if you’re on the Big Island, go to their shop for the ultimate browsing experience. Pictures simply don’t do their jewelry justice. The dazzling gems, precious metals, and imaginative designs stand out, even more, when you see them in person. Plus, going to the shop lets you meet the staff and learn all about their creative process from start to finish.
Fortunately, visits are a cinch whenever you’re in the Waimea area. You just have to jet down Hawaii Belt Road to the strip mall off Pukalani Road. There’s plenty of parking, so just put your vehicle in an open stall and come into the shop to browse your heart out. Bright alohas will come your way as you walk through the doors, making you feel like a valued customer from the start.
Before checking out the jewelry, admire their upscale boutique aesthetic. Their cozy shop puts all the jewelry front and center but still has space to kick back and relax if you need a moment off your feet. Recessed lighting brightens up the space while the pendant lamps add to its sophisticated feel. After gazing at the beautiful shop design, it’s time to explore all the items in their cases.
As you look around, you’ll find tons of exquisite statement pieces that you’ll love to show off wherever you go. All their new items get designed and made in-house by talented jewelers with a love for the island landscape and culture. Lehua blossoms and other significant symbols get worked into their designs. Plus, they’re always finding ways to incorporate the island’s natural resources, like pearls, into their works.
In their shop, you will find:
Hawaiian heirloom jewelry is their specialty, and for good reason. The stunning pieces have a timeless design yet give a nod to the past. Each piece features intricate scroll designs made in-house by their skilled jewelers. And they fill all their hand-cut lettering with glass enamel to protect the precious metals underneath.
Although their in-house jewelers create all their custom pieces, the team welcomes other talented artisans to sell their collections in their shop as well. These collections get displayed front and center to draw attention to the local talent while helping customers find the perfect jewelry pieces.
If you’re browsing their used pieces, you never truly know what you’ll find in their cases. They regularly add to their collection as people come through the doors with high-quality items to sell. Vintage platinum diamond rings, carved jade bangles, and heart-shaped pendants are just a few things you might find.
If you have something truly unique in mind, why not have it custom-made? Their jewelers are happy to create a piece that matches your vision. You just have to fill out an order form with your instructions. You can even add sketches or photos to let them know exactly what you’re looking for. They’ll use that info to draw up your design and then handcraft the item to your specifications. Just be sure to allow them six to eight weeks to get the job done.
-Check out their Facebook page for special deals all throughout the year.
-Holidays are their busy season. When buying their jewelry as gifts, place your orders well in advance to allow for extended processing times.
-While shopping online, you’re welcome to create a wish list of all the items you could ever want.
-They do not offer cash back for returns. You can only get store credit or an exchange if you bring the item back within 30 days of your purchase date.