Laha’ole; rare, choice, unique.
Located in Wahiawā, Oʻahu, Hawai'i, Lahaʻole Designs was established in 2013. Named in honor of our designers only daughter Pīkake Hepualahaʻole (the uncommon flower), we create unique jewelry and clothing capturing simple island elegance, to culturally connect your beauty from the mountain to the sea.
Born and raised on the island of Oʻahu, Native Hawaiian Owner and Designer Tanya Uyehara has always enjoyed creating. Born into a family of craftsmen and women, musicians, hula dancers, and artist she has always been surrounded by natural beauty and the arts. In 2012 while on maternity leave, Tanya started creating Christmas gifts for her nieces. Shortly after, she took a jewelry class and Laha'ole Designs was born.
With a love for creating and a passion for sharing and perpetuating her culture, Tanya uses her designs to share stories of people or things of Hawai'i nei. Each collection has kaona (a hidden meaning), made to share a story that brings each piece to life, and connects the design to the wearer.
All items are hand made and designed in Hawai'i nei. All jewelry is made using either fine silver, sterling silver, 14k gold-filled, semi precious stones and natural materials. All clothing is hand screened, and originally designed, and collections are hand sewn by the designer.
We hope you enjoy our pieces and love them as much as we love making them.
He nani nō laha 'ole!