Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Hawaian pikake bone tulip bead necklace and bracelet

In Fine Jewelry > Ethnic Jewelry > Show & Tell.
mikelv85's loves1171 of 24531My sister will love these engraved name pinsBlue, White & Red Marbled Rindskopf Vase
19
Love it
0
Like it

valentino97valentino97 loves this.
SEAN68SEAN68 loves this.
IvonneIvonne loves this.
kyratangokyratango loves this.
auraaura loves this.
mikelv85mikelv85 loves this.
BrunswickBrunswick loves this.
Ms.CrystalShipMs.CrystalShip loves this.
betweenthelensbetweenthelens loves this.
jscott0363jscott0363 loves this.
TassieDevilTassieDevil loves this.
PhilDMorrisPhilDMorris loves this.
nutsabotas6nutsabotas6 loves this.
vetraio50vetraio50 loves this.
Hel1Hel1 loves this.
antiqueroseantiquerose loves this.
AndreamwAndreamw loves this.
racer4fourracer4four loves this.
MrstyndallMrstyndall loves this.
See 17 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.


    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate


    Posted 3 years ago

    valentino97
    (720 items)

    Pikake bone tulip beads from Hawaii were a popular tourist item 1940's on - I think mine are from 60's-70's. I have also seen them referred to as "lei wedding beads". They live in a box with other carved bone stretch bracelets and a few ivory items, tucked in with souvenir postcards - nothing too precious, except to me. Hope you enjoy, comments appreciated.

    5/6/2018

    logo
    Ethnic Jewelry
    See all
    Vtg Mexico Sterling & Sugilite Spratling Needles Design Necklace 161 Gram TAXCO
    Vtg Mexico Sterling & Sugilite Spra...
    $92
    Mexico Sterling Double Curb Link Necklace 123 Grams 16.5 Inch 15 mm TAXCO NEW
    Mexico Sterling Double Curb Link Ne...
    $51
    Antique Chinese Export Enameled Silver And Turquoise Brooch
    Antique Chinese Export Enameled Sil...
    $21
    Pre-1948 Lopez Spratling Vindobonensis Design Panel Link Bracelet 95 Grams TAXCO
    Pre-1948 Lopez Spratling Vindobonen...
    $159
    logo
    Vtg Mexico Sterling & Sugilite Spratling Needles Design Necklace 161 Gram TAXCO
    Vtg Mexico Sterling & Sugilite Spra...
    $92
    See all

    Comments

    1. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
      Thank you MrsT for your love :-)
    2. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 3 years ago
      You’re so welcome, nice collection!
    3. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 3 years ago
      Hey, since you have several bone pieces, it reminded me of a necklace that I was wondering about. Do you think these are bone or faux beads?

      https://www.collectorsweekly.com/stories/244123-necklace
    4. racer4four racer4four, 3 years ago
      Love the tulip shape, and your box is intriguing.
    5. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
      Your necklace looks like bone. There was popularity of ethnic jewelry in the 80's/90's brought over from India, China, Indonesia for sale at Pier1, WorldMarket etc, I can't remember all the stores because most of them are gone now. I know that my bone beads were not sold in those stores, they were older. Is your necklace resin, is it a bone item for the popular chains? I don't know, but from all the collecting I've done I would not be interested in your necklace. I hope you won't take that wrong. LOL
    6. Newfld Newfld, 3 years ago
      Beautifully carved beads, lovely tulip shapes. I am curious what is paui bone, and why are they marriage beads, was it a Hawaiian custom
    7. Mrstyndall Mrstyndall, 3 years ago
      Valentino, thanks for your response. Was curious about it-I’m like you, my necklace is not something I would normally wear, but it is just different. It will just be put up and kept. I think it is some sort of bone or stone. Thanks again-appreciate it :)
    8. Andreamw, 3 years ago
      There is something charming about these old vacation/tourist pieces. I think yours are graceful and interesting!
    9. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
      MrsT - sometimes I am too direct in my posts! Sorry, I should have said "these type of beads are not my style, and usually don't catch my eye so I don't scrutinize them or know enough." My apologies!

      Jenni - I have to get back to you on that. My internet search is not working right on sites w/lots of graphics or photos....except CW - yay!!. It's been depressing for me not to be able to watch Netflix all weekend.....

      Andreamw - thanks for your nice comment. These style of beads are not expensive out there.

      Karen - thanks :-) If I don't colorize, I can't find a darn thing :-) I still can't find some things though...according to Hoarders tv show I am a level .5 which is basically "slippery slope to serious problems, but can still see the floor in every room". ha ha ha!
    10. Brunswick Brunswick, 3 years ago
      Remember Don Ho???
      T.
    11. valentino97 valentino97, 3 years ago
      Jenni - I was finally able to do some online research. They are actually called pikake bone - also referred to as lei or wedding beads.

      Thomas - Oh yes, the Don :-)

      Thanks for your loves friends: Rose, Hel1, Kevin, Ken, Phil, Judy, Scott, Laura, Eileen :-)

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.