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Announcement    Kipuka Kai creates unique koa wood earrings inspired by native Hawaiian species, based off of Hawai`i island

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Last updated on Nov 21, 2020

Kipuka Kai creates unique koa wood earrings inspired by native Hawaiian species, based off of Hawai`i island

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Erin Datlof

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Erin Datlof

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5 out of 5 stars
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  • Amanda on May 5, 2022

    5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful earrings! I already have this pair myself and just got another pair as a gift. Even more special that the design is a Koa leaf and they are made from Koa wood.

  • Karli on Apr 19, 2022

    5 out of 5 stars

    A joy to buy from!

  • Karli on Apr 19, 2022

    5 out of 5 stars

    Love both earrings I got! Super light and absolutely beautiful!

  • Erin on Jan 1, 2022

    5 out of 5 stars

    Always consistent quality, good wood, and feels like it's made with aloha!

  • SHEEN on Nov 3, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful piece, uniquely showcases the value of Hawaii’s native fauna. Thank you

  • Judith Persky on Oct 28, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    I first bought these exact earrings in Hawaii. But I had lost one. So happy to find them here. They are super lightweight. I would recommend using a backing of some sort so you don’t lose them.

  • Robert on Sep 30, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    Got these earrings for my wife, she loves them.

  • Brittney on Jul 20, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    Got several different pairs as gifts for people in our Hawaiian wedding. They are all lovely and lightweight! Couldn't be happier with design or quality :) Can't wait to give them!

  • Jo on Jun 25, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    Seller met my needs for what I wanted! I’m very happy with my purchase!

  • Brittney on Jun 21, 2021

    5 out of 5 stars

    Got several different pairs as gifts for people in our Hawaiian wedding. They are all lovely and lightweight! Couldn't be happier with design or quality :) Can't wait to give them!

About KipukaKai

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Unique koa wood earrings inspired by native Hawaiian species

Hawai`i is one of the most isolated archipelagos in the world. This has resulted in high rates of species endemism and unique ecosystems. The name Kipuka Kai stems from my love of the Hawaiian kipukas, and the ocean. A kipuka is an oasis of life where lava has flowed around a forest, fragmenting it into smaller ‘land islands,’ while kai means ocean. In a way the Hawaiian Islands are a series of different aged kipukas in the middle of the Pacific.

Most of my designs are stylized native, endemic or indigenous, Hawaiian species. All earrings are laser cut in Hilo on the islland of Hawai`i with sustainably harvested Koa wood and sterling silver findings. Acacia koa is an endemic tree species found naturally in the Hawaiian Islands. The wood is prized for its beautiful glow, curl, and color variations, giving each pair of earrings a unique quality.

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  • Erin Datlof

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Erin is a scientist/artist inspired by nature. She has a Botany masters degree from the University of Hawai`i at Manoa and has gained a passion for Hawai`i's unique species which she infuses into her designs.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 29, 2022

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
Please report any damages during shipping.

If an earring is broken a replacement can be purchased for half the price, please send me a message.
Shipping
All purchases are shipped USPS first class and provided with tracking information.
Additional policies and FAQs
Wholesale options available, please message for details.

How to care for your earrings
IMPORTANT - The intricate designs are as delicate as they look, please be very careful not to put pressure on them and keep them in a safe place, such as a box or hanging when not worn. Do not put them in your pocket or purse loosely. They can be caught on hair or clothing. Please be conscious of their delicate nature. Tung oil can be re-applied to earrings over time - this oil is natural and hardens in a few days to provide water resistance and strength to the wood.

Because koa wood is a natural product, your earrings may have differences from those pictured. Koa is also a variable wood that may appear darker or lighter then shown.