Koa Wood (Acacia koa) is a species of flowering tree in the family Fabaceae. It is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands, where it is the second most common tree. The highest populations are on Hawaiʻi, Maui and Oʻahu. Its name in the Hawaiian language, koa, also means brave, bold, fearless, or warrior.
The Hawaiian fish hook necklace is commonly known as Makau. As its design suggests, this handmade Hawaiian jewelry symbolizes a connection between the wearer and the ocean. The jewelry is a symbol of energy, strength, prosperity, abundance, and good luck. Since the ancient Hawaiian livelihood was very much dependent on the ocean waters, so, the fish hook necklace signifies a deep respect and love towards the oceans.
Our authentic Koa Wood Hook measures 1.5″ inches in length. It has traditional Hawaiian lashing around the top of the hook and is accompanied by 15″ inch adjustable rope necklace.