Hawaiians have long use their beautiful shells to make long-lasting leis that are unique to the Hawaiian islands. Hawaii has such a variety of stunning shells that there are many beautiful leis that can be made from them. Wearing a shell lei is a great way to keep the tropical beauty of Hawaii close at hand. Tiny shells like the mongo as well as larger shells that have many colors and patterns can be used to make magnificent leis. Hawaiian shells may be combined with other materials such as kukui nuts to make leis that have a variety of textures, shapes and colors. See the beauty of our shell leis and try one to get into the aloha spirit that the proud tradition of shell leis is a part of.