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Single Barb Makau (Kauai Style) in sterling silver

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Simple and elegant, the Single Barb Makau was a favorite amongst early Polynesian settlers on Kauai. Inspired by an ancient Hawaiian fish hook found in the Bishop Museum archives, the pendant is a symbol of fortitude -- it means "you can."

  • Sterling silver, rhodium-treated to enhance durability and shine. 
  • Also available in gold and platinum.
  • Measures three-fourths of an inch wide by one-and-a-half inches high (3/4”W x 1.5"H).
  • Can accommodate up to a 4mm chain or cord. 
  • Shown on 1.4mm silver chain or 3mm leather cord (sold separately)
  • Matching leverback earrings sold separately.


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  1. i got "hooked" on this piece. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Aug 2017

    I fell in love with these pieces about 5 years ago when our family was on Kauai. I did not have the money at the time to purchase one. This past Christmas I tried again to buy one and just could not get together with the artist so it did not work out. SOOOOO when they contacted me about a month ago saying this piece was in I jumped on it. I had a friend make me a hemp cord with blue, green sea glass beads. I have not taken it off since I got it. MAHALO for contacting me it will be in my family for ever now.

  2. STUNNING!!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 17th Apr 2017

    I've been eyeing this beautiful pendant for a couple years now. When my husband asked what I wanted for my birthday this year, I felt this was the moment! I sure was happy with my decision. This piece is absolutely beautiful, breathtaking in person. It is just the right size for a lady. Because this is a symbol of fortitude, I know it will bring me confidence. It will keep my husband and Kaua'i close to my heart. Keoni and Heather provide exceptional personal service. They called from Kaua'i and sent options for a couple new chains. I chose a silver, rope design which is a beautiful and delicate compliment to the pendant. I really appreciate the fact that it is adjustable. I look forward to my next piece. Next time, I won't wait so long! Sending you much aloha from Chicago!

  3. A beautiful piece and great service! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th Dec 2013

    I bought this necklace for my husband for Christmas and I couldn't be happier (and so will my husband when he opens it!)! Not only is it a beautiful piece of jewelry, their customer service was AMAZING!! Keoni and Heather were really great to work with, super responsive and kind. The necklace arrived in plenty of time and we live all the way in Vermont!

    I will definitely be a return customer!

  4. BEAUTIFUL!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Dec 2013

    It is a thousand times better looking in person than in the pictures ... the pictures just do not do justice to the beauty and quality of the hook.

    Now to the other part of the Kauai Carvers ... GREAT CUSTOMER SERVICE ... how refreshing to interact with people that actually care about their customer and ensure that you get exactly what you want. What a wonderful touch that Keoni took the time to personalize the card to my girlfriend, but then again with their FANTASTIC customer service guess I should have expected it. Heather's communication was always very prompt and personal, felt like I was communicating with an old friend.

    I would highly recommend Kauai Carvers and will be a return customer. What a GREAT product and GREAT customer service!!

    Thanks a million for your everything you do to make the process so easy and comfortable. A HUGE Mahalo!!


    PS ... hopefully we will get to meet Keoni and Heather during our next trip, our 11th visit, to the Islands of Aloha!!

  5. I Love My Jewelry!!!!!! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 17th Oct 2013

    It's beautiful, inspiring, and eye catching!!! I receive many compliments and have others wanting to order a special piece of jewelry or two! Keoni and Heather are two very special people, and I am honored to know them.

  6. THE BEST 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 3rd Feb 2012

    I met Keoni while working over on Kauai in 2010. I have since purchased 2 of the single barb pendants with the black cord. One was a gift for my son on his 21st bday the other my husband for Christmas. Both Heather and Keoni are easy to deal with; and will go the extra mile for you. My son had put his in liquid cleaner (a BIG no no ) Keoni replaced this for my son free of charge. That is GREAT customer service; and someone that corrects an issue (and it wasnt his fault) with out question; and guarantees his product. I will continue to do business with the Kauai Carver!!!
    Much Aloha to this fabulous artist

    Thank you again !!!!

  7. exceeded my expectations 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Dec 2011

    I received my pendant as a Christmas present from my husband. Even after seeing it on Keoni's website, I can't believe how beautiful it is. It's elegant and the perfect size - big enough to make a statement but not too big. The chain wrap around the top of the hook adds to its beauty. I have had many compliments on it and would recommend it to anyone.


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