Hula Hoops Maui carves new direction with bear claw jewelry

Bear Necessities

Hula Hoops Maui Jewelry
From left: 14k-gold-vermeil mini bear claw necklace, $90, studs, $85, and cuff, $130.

It's no secret, you'll totally claw your way to the top of the style pyramid.

Hula Hoops Maui's chunky bear claw jewelry will definitely help. Haiku-based designer Laurie Olsen created a 14k-gold-vermeil adjustable bear claw cuff, matching mini studs and a 19-inch, goldfill-chain necklace for a bold, statement-making set.

These new designs just scratch the surface of Olsen's plans to branch out from her island-inspired Tahitian pearl and puka shell jewelry. Seek out more fashion-forward styles, like adjustable gold vermeil and sterling silver knuckle rings – a V-shaped ring that can be worn alone or stacked and a sleek, double-knuckle cuff.

Each piece is modern, yet not overly trendy, and, as always, expertly crafted.

We call it a roaring success.

Hula Hoops Maui jewelry is available online and in several local boutiques, including La Muse, 1156 Nuuanu Ave., and Silver Moon Emporium, North Shore Marketplace, on Oahu. Photos: Hula Hoops Maui.