Aiea, HI (PRWEB) April 10, 2010
Hawaiian jewelry manufacturer, Designs N Gold, announced today that the company is launching its new Ohana Collection, Hawaiian petroglyph art depicting the family, preserved in gold and silver jewelry. The collection includes pendants, earrings and rings and is being launched in time for the Mother's Day season.
A petroglyph is a stone carving (petro means “stone” and glyph means “carving”). The ancient Hawaiians referred to petroglyphs as ki‘i pMhaku (ki‘i means “image,” and pMhaku means “stone”). Today petroglyphs are virtually the only prehistoric art of the Hawaiian Islands not in museums, private collections, or hidden away in caves. There are circles by the hundreds, and circles within circles. There are figures of humans, animals, sailing canoes, fishhooks, and countless cryptic markings carved into island rocks. These are the petroglyphs of the Hawaiians. Ancient societies all over the world have left carvings on rocks. Worldwide, the oldest known petroglyphs are in European caves and are thought to be more than 10,000 years old. Petroglyph sites in the Hawaiian Islands continue to provide clues to the Islands’ ancient past.
"The Ohana Collection uses the Hawaiian petroglyph depicting the family unit of mother, father and child" explained Colette Aoki, owner of Designs N Gold. Ms. Aoki explained further "the family petroglyph is then surrounded by a diamond cut maile lei in either gold or sterling silver. The pendant can also be set with birthstones to represent each family member's birth month".
The Ohana Collection is now available to order on line at http://www.designsngold.com/ohana.htm
About Designs N Gold - The owner of Designs N Gold, Colette Aoki, has been in the jewelry business in Hawaii since 1976. Over that period she has designed jewelry for thousands of clients in Hawaii as well as worldwide. In 1985 she acquired the jewelry manufacturer, Designs N Gold, which gave her the ability to control the entire jewelry making process from design to finished product. Designs N Gold's expert jewelers and engravers create each piece of Hawaiian jewelry including pendants, earrings, bracelets, and wedding rings. Contact 98-1277 Kaahumanu Street, Suite: 106-339 Aiea,Hawaii 96701 Tel Local: 808-484-2699 Tel Outer Island & Mainland: 800-343-5846Web: http://www.designsngold.com