The kukui nut is a dark nut with a smooth surface. The royal chiefs of Hawaii once wore leis made from these nuts. The ancient Polynesians brought these nuts to Hawaii, and Hawaiians have prized it since that time for its good looks and its many uses. Leis that use the polished kukui nut have long been symbols of protection and peace. Leis made from kukui nuts last a long time, and they look great on both women and men. Our kukui nut leis will give you the bold look that has been so sought-after and treasured in Hawaii for centuries.