Ni‘ihau shell jewelry is unique in that it is the only jewelry specifically protected by the Legislature of the State of Hawai‘i.
In 2004 the House of Representatives unanimously approved H.B. No. 2569 which prohibits the sale of “seashell items” with a description or label using the term “Ni‘ihau” or “Niihau” unless 100% of the shells are from the island of Ni‘ihau and the item is made entirely in Hawai‘i.
A certificate of authenticity is provided upon purchase.