Puka shells originally were naturally-occurring bead-like objects which could be found on some beaches in Hawaii. These were beachworn pieces of cone snail shells, a kind of seashell. Puka is the Hawaiian word for "hole" and refers to the hole in the middle of these shell fragments. Puka jewelry first became popular in Hawaii where the wearing of puka shells was traditionally thought to ensure a peaceful and safe voyage, especially for sailors on a long journey. The modern day surfer uses puka shells to bring luck when tearing it up on the waves.
These puka shell necklaces are 16" long and constructed of chipped natural shells. The necklace is held together with a barrel clasp that provides a secure threaded fit. The blue chipped shells provide a stunning look the compliments any beach attire.