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5-Star Buys: Stunning Studs With a Special Nod to Nature

by Rachel Mosely

May 10, 2021

See why the thoughtfully designed jewelry from this Maui-based couple has shoppers coming back to add more meaningful sparkle to their collections.

Gold ulu leaf earrings from Te Hotu Mana
Photo by: Te Hotu Mana Creations

In our 5-Star Buys series, we spotlight popular Etsy items that recently struck a chord with shoppers—and let their rave reviews do the talking.


What feels better than stepping out for the first time in a gorgeous piece of jewelry? How about knowing your new accessory supports a hardworking seller with a unique personal story? That’s certainly the case for this sentimental set of nature-inspired earrings from Te Hotu Mana Creations. Delicately handcrafted in Maui and plated in 18 karat gold, these petite studs are made to mimic the leaves of the Hawaiian ulu tree, a regional superfruit that’s not only a food source for locals, but also an important symbol of their connection with the land. It's just one of many meaningful designs from this talented husband-and-wife team, whose entire line of leaf-shaped danglers and lustrous pearl necklaces is inspired by their Hawaiian home and Tahitian roots—and is sure to complement any carefully considered jewelry collection. Just ask one serial shopper:


SHOP: Ulu leaf stud earrings from Te Hotu Mana Creations, $55

“Every pair of earrings from Te Hotu Mana is fabulous! This is my fourth or fifth pair—these ulu leaf earrings are lovely, and the perfect size. Beautifully designed and made!” — PS


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Rachel Mosely

Rachel Mosely is an editor and writer living in Brooklyn, New York