Laha’ole Designs shares the beauty and stories of Hawai’i through jewelry and clothing

Sponsored by Central Pacific Bank

HONOLULU (HI Now) - Established in 2013, Laha’ole Designs (meaning rare, choice, unique) started when Owner Tanya Uyehara was on maternity leave with her fourth child. Wanting to create Christmas gifts for her nieces, she took a metal soldering class at a local jewelry store. From there, she experimented with wire wrapping and manipulating metals to manifest shapes she dreamt of creating. Among the vast sea of talented jewelry makers and designers, Tanya wanted to stand out by forging pieces that were unique, meaningful, and highlighted Native Hawaiian culture.

HI Now host Kainoa Carlson is joined by Tanya Uyehara at Laha’ole Designs to share with us an inside look into her business, history and relationship with Central Pacific Bank during HI Now Small Business Week! For more information on Laha’ole Designs, visit and on Facebook and Instagram @lahaoledesigns

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