Ocean Wings Necklace - Ruby
Ocean Wings Necklace - Ruby
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Fabricated by hand
Lead and nickel free
Made in Hawaii
Please store your jewelry in a cool, dry place, ideally in anti-tarnish pouches.
All jewelry will eventually tarnish, so 'Alohi Kai silver jewelry comes with a non-toxic coating to ward it off. After wearing, just clean with gentle soap and water, and dry with a soft cloth. After a while the coating may wear off; if it does we recommend a soft polishing cloth in addition to the soap and water.
And remember to care for your jewelry by keeping it away from harsh chemicals including chlorine, salt and beauty products. Also avoid knocking, scratching or otherwise damaging your jewelry while performing activities. Look after your jewelry and it will last generations!
ABOUT Sea Fan Hydroids
These tiny inhabitants of the dark and secret reef are uncommon and found on cavern ceilings and ledges, often in the dark. Only reaching around 3" in size, they occur in places such as North and West Pacific Ocean, Indonesia, the Red Sea and Hawaii.
Hydroids are closely related to corals, anemones and jellies, all belong to the Phylum Cnidaria. Hydrozoa is the most diverse group of cnidarians, containing about 3500 species, and they take many different forms. They have polyps which are usually found on the end of stems or along their branches, and often live together as a colony. Some species even produce a jelly-like swimming medusa (which are often confused with jellyfish) as a form of reproduction.
Like all cnidarians, hydroids sting their prey (as well as unsuspecting divers...another good reason not to touch anything underwater!) They employ a stinging capsule called a nematocyst to paralyse prey, then use tentacles located on the polyp to move prey to its mouth. Some larger hydroids prey on fish larvae and copepods, but these little hydroids likely feed on plankton.
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Meet The Designer
'Alohi Kai Jewelry is born from a love of the deep blue, and created by hand with sweat and fire and aloha in Hawaii. Each of our designs has a story to tell of underwater adventures, ocean hardship, survival and ingenuity, as well as our own journey of discovery and inspiration. Using ‘slow’ methods we hand carve our designs from underwater photos we take in clear Hawaiian waters. We do things by hand and design to be coveted, creating with attention to detail. And we work hard to use processes and materials that are sustainable so we don't harm the ocean we love; our jewelry represents thousands of hours not just observing wildlife, but clearing line, hooks, garbage and on occasion, freeing creatures caught up in it.