These tiny shells, known as Ni`ihau shells, are the real heirloom Hawaiian jewelry. Since ancient Hawaii, the inhabitants of Ni`ihau have been known for their skilled artistry in stringing together pupu, or Ni`ihau Shells. These white shells are known as momi shells, which translates as "pearl."
Ni`ihau shells are the only seashell in the world that are insurable due to the fact that the elaborate necklaces are considered fine art.
A gift truly fit for a bride or special woman such as the mother of the bride or maid of honor.