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Lalepa Williams designs fine pearl jewelry using genuine Tahitian pearls. Lalepa is proud to come from the small town of Paia, Maui. He says his upbringing in Hawaii is the biggest influence to his jewelry designs.
Lelepa moved to Tahiti over 30 years ago and has established himself as a vital member of the community in these Polynesian atolls. Lalepa works with individual pearl farmers, hand-selecting Tahitian pearls before they go on the open market. The result is genuine Tahitian pearls of extraordinary quality, luster and color. The remarkable Tahitian pearls chosen by Lelepa are better than you’d find almost anywhere else. Lelepa uses sterling silver with radiant 18K Yellow Gold or Rhodium plating.
For his Finely Woven Pearl jewelry, Lalepa pounds newly-sprouted coconut fronds in the cool waters of the Pacific. Then, he weaves them into fine patterns with Tahitian pearls.