At the age of 26, Tor Chantara lives his life simultaneously in two worlds, practicing the fine woodworking art of marquetry that has its roots in the 16th Century, while learning techniques and ordering supplies via the Internet.
Jewelry by Category
We feature the finest in Jewelry made in Hawaii and made with Hawaiian Koa wood, shells, pearls, and gemstones. All of our jewelry is made with premium metals like sterling silver, Rhodium, and tungsten. Tungsten is the hardest metal in the world, guaranteed never to scratch or dull. Furthermore, all of our jewelry is hypo-allergenic -- free of nickel and lead.
Our craftsmen design our own jewelry lines with meticulously carved Koa from our private stock. We carve our Koa wood to precise dimensions to create cabochons, both faceted and smooth. These Koa “cabs” are fit into custom designed metal castings which are plated with 14K gold plated, sterling silver, or other premium metals.
Besides jewelry collections designed by our own craftsmen, we also feature beautiful jewelry made by some of the finest jewelry artists in Hawaii.
You are sure to enjoy our line of Huawelaweka jewelry made with the furry seeds of the huawelaweka trees that grow throughout Hawaii. These seeds are furry and soft when young with centers that become hard when dried. These seeds are combined with genuine Czech artisan glass pieces for an elegant and stylish look.
We have an extensive line of Koa jewelry made by the finest jewelry craftsmen in Hawaii. Van Tanabe creates elegant Koa heart pendants exclusively for us.
We have the finest Koa fishhook pendants made in Hawaii by Dewey Medeiros, using brilliant curly Koa wood, fossilized mammoth tusks, and whale bones. Dewey buys these pre-historic bones legally on the open market and makes Hawaiian fish hook pendants that are second-to-none in brilliance and style.
We also feature a full assortment of the finest Sunrise Shells from the North shores of Oahu. Early Hawaiians highly prized these shells for their brilliant color and symmetry. Today, these shells are even more rare, but make radiant necklaces and earrings, as you will