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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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Koa

Koa

$33.00

Mamaki

Mamaki

$33.00

Ohi'a Lehua

Ohi'a Lehua

$33.00

Uluhe Ferns

Uluhe Ferns

$33.00

Nalo meli - Bee

Nalo meli - Bee

$33.00

Naupaka Blossoms

Naupaka Blossoms

$33.00

Hibiscus

Hibiscus

$33.00

Na'u

Na'u

$33.00

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Erin Datlof

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Erin Datlof

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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 a forested area where lava has flowed around, fragmenting it into smaller ‘land islands,’ while kai means ocean.

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

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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

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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.