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My Favorite Things: 2023 in Britt’s Picks

The ʻŌhiʻa Lehua  Pendant from Maui Divers Jewelry makes the list for Britt's Top Pick's of 2023. JCK, the authority on jewelry, writes,  “This sense of resilience and hope reads from the latest offering from Hawaiian jeweler Maui Divers, a pendant in collaboration with Greenland Ruby. A blooming lehua flower—lehua is the first tree to spring up from a recent lava flow—is outlined in fiery Greenland rubies, its elongated figure curling to rest inside an oval frame of diamonds.”

December 21, 2023


Kara and Aaron's Top jewelry gift ideas for the holidays

Christmas is just days away and Maui Divers Jewelry has the perfect gift for all of your loved ones! Kelly went over to the Ala Moana store to hear their top recommendations, perfect for those seeking last-minute jewelry gifts.

December 22, 2023


Tiana and Aaronʻs top picks for the holidays

You can never go wrong with a set of beautiful jewelry as a gift for the holidays. Tiana Pulver, Retail Lead Auditor, and Aaron Navarro from Maui Divers Jewelry joined Kelly to give us all the details on their Tahitian Black Pearls collection.

December 18, 2023


Abby Kamai shares her top jewelry picks for the holidays

Abby Kamai, Visual Merchandizer, takes her 38 years of experience at Maui Divers Jewelry to showcase her favorite jewelry picks for the holiday season and her special connection to a classic, the Aloha Heart Collection. Her jewelry recommendations from Maui Divers Jewelry are guaranteed to impress and bring the warm spirit of Aloha home this holiday.

December 15, 2023


Aaron from Maui Divers Jewelry shares his favorite gift ideas for the holidays

Rachel Pacarro from HINowDaily visits the Maui Divers Jewelry flagship store to discover Aaron Navarro's favorite pieces to gift this holiday season.

December 8, 2023


Maui Divers Jewelry features jewelry favorites for the Holidays with Alek

Maui Divers Jewelry has some of the best gift ideas for the holidays and marketing director Alek Vutipadadorn shared the companies deep connection to the brand and the meaningful impact it has on the community.

December 8, 2023


Maui Divers Jewelry creates all of their made in Hawaiʻi jewelry at the Design Center in Honolulu

Rachel Pacarro from HINowDaily visits the Maui Divers Jewelry Design Center in Honolulu to check out our how Maui Divers Jewelry creates all their jewelry in-house. 

November 22, 2023


Maui Divers Jewelry opens up Design Center for custom Christmas gifts

“Here at Maui Divers Jewelry we offer Freshwater Pearls in different colors and styles that allows our customers to create their own personal pieces. Some of the most common pearls that guests purchase are cream or white, with pinkish or silvery overtones. We also have purple, peach, blue, blackish, or bronze tones,” says Cole Slater, CEO & Creative Director of Maui Divers Jewelry.

Guests are invited to check out the Maui Divers Jewelry Design Center for a free tour, where guests can shop pieces as well as create custom designs.

November 17, 2023


Silver and Bold: The Latest in Men’s Jewelry

JCK, the authority on jewelry, writes about the hottest pieces in men's jewelry. The Living Heirloom Hammerhead Shark Pendant makes waves in this article with its distinct signature look.

November 06, 2023


Hawai‘i Tourism Authority Educates Travelers on How to Visit Maui with Respect and Compassion

Maui Divers Jewelry works with local residents and leaders in Maui to educate travelers with a heart-touching video about respect, compassion, and Aloha.

October 26, 2023


Local Hawaiian jewelry company is passionate about the community

Maui Divers Jewelry CEO & Creative Director, Cole Slater, talks to USA Today about their philanthropic efforts in local Hawaiian communities and their response to the Maui wildfires.

October 2, 2023


Maui Divers Jewelry helps local communities affected by the wildfires on Maui

CEO and Creative Director, Cole Slater, discusses how Maui Divers Jewelry is proudly made in Hawaiʻi and fully operated in Hawaiʻi. He explains why supporting local businesses is important and how Maui Divers Jewelry is helping local communities affected by the wildfires on Maui.

September 6, 2023


Maui Divers Jewelry Raises Over $1.3 Million for Wildfire Aid

Jewelers and jewelry designers are working to support the businesses affected by the Maui wildfires, including an incredible effort by Maui Divers Jewelry that raised more than $1.3 million for the Hawaiʻi Red Cross.

August 24, 2023


Business with Lāhainā roots raises $1.3M for Maui

A locally based jewelry company, Maui Divers Jewelry, with roots in Lāhainā raised $1.3 million in seven days to benefit those affected by the wildfires on Maui.

August 17, 2023


These Hawai‘i Designers and Boutiques Are Donating 100% of Proceeds to Maui’s Recovery

Honolulu Magazine highlights Maui Divers Jewelry for their fundraiser for Maui wildfire relief.

August 16, 2023



 Maui Divers Jewelry describes ways they are giving back to the community

CEO and creative director of Maui Divers Jewelry, Cole Slater, discusses their relief efforts for the Maui wildfires with McKenna Maduli on Hawaiʻi News Now.

August 11, 2023


Maui Divers Jewelry and Amy Hānaialiʻi introduce the Pālehua Collection

Maui Divers Jewelry is proud to present the Pālehua Collection, a captivating jewelry line inspired by the stunning mountains of Oʻahu’s west side. The inspiration for this collection comes from Amy Hānaialiʻi’s iconic song “Pālehua,” and Amy collaborated with Maui Divers Jewelry to bring the vision to life. 

June 30, 2023


Shop for Mom at the newly remodeled Maui Divers Design Center

The newly renovated Maui Divers Jewelry showroom brings a whole new way to shop and learn about the care and tradition of what you are wearing. And now, better than ever you can personalize your pearl jewelry. You have direct access to the pearl room where pearl experts deliver one on one guidance on creating your perfect pearl jewelry. Yes, you can choose pearls in different shapes and colors for your favorite pearl pieces from Maui Divers Jewelry. You can also create custom pearl strands, earrings, bracelets, and more. And make it a special Mother’s Day with Maui Divers.

February 13, 2023


Maui Divers Jewelry Presents Natalie Ai Kamau’u With Custom-Made Pieces

Local artist and 2023 GRAMMY nominee, Natalie Ai Kamau’u has been gifted with a few custom-made pieces.

From a custom-made tiara to earrings and more, GRAMMY nominated artist, Natalie Ai Kamau’u is honoring the Hawaiian culture and her family with Maui Divers Jewelry.

February 13, 2023


Maui Divers Jewelry Teams Up With Local Musicians To Tell Hawaiian Stories

This Valentine’s Day you could find a hidden gem at Maui Divers Jewelry for the special someone in your life.  With beautiful gift ideas for both women and men.  They newest piece that could have your valentine in awe is the ʻŌhiʻa Lehua Pendant.

February 10, 2023


Maui Divers Jewelry Teams Up With Local Musicians To Tell Hawaiian Stories

Maui Divers Jewelry creates custom designs with GRAMMY nominee Natalie Ai Kamauʻu for the 65th GRAMMY Awards. 

February 1, 2023


Britt’s Pick: Maui Divers’ ʻŌhiʻa Lehua Pendant

Brittany Siminitz from JCK Magazine, an authority on the jewelry industry, highlights our latest release, the ʻŌhiʻa Lehua Pendant. 

January 3, 2023


Maui Divers Offers One of a Kind Jewelry Designs Perfect for Everyone’s Style

From pearls to sea life, to nature inspired, Maui Divers Jewelry has accessories for anyone’s interest. Watch Eileen Rosal and Alek Vutipadadorn showcase the latest Reefs Collection and jewelry that's a must for anyone's holiday wish list.

December 14, 2022


Maui Divers Jewelry Offers an Array of Collections for Him and Her

Maui Divers Jewelry is helping customers shop for loved ones this Holiday season and Living808 has all the details.

From pearls, to sea life, to nature inspired, Maui Divers Jewelry has accessories for anyone’s interest.

November 21, 2022


Maui Divers’ 2022 Holiday Campaign Will Have You On Island Time

"...If you’ve ever dreamed of spending “Christmas on Christmas Island,” as the song goes, you’re not alone.

Not everyone can get away on a Hawaiian holiday this time of year, but Honolulu-based Maui Divers Jewelry makes a compelling case with its 2022 holiday campaign."

November 18, 2022


Hawai‘i’s Most Charitable Companies 2022

HawaiiBusiness.com lists Maui Divers Jewelry at one of the most charitable companies in Hawaiʻi for 2022. 

November 14, 2022


Maui Divers Jewelry Provides Handmade Jewelry Pieces

CEO Cole Slater walks Mikey Monis from Living808 through our jewelry factory in Honolulu, Hawai'i.

October 21, 2022


Maui Divers Jewelry x Dezigns by Kamohoalii: 2022 European Fashion Show Debut

Micah Kamohoalii and Maui Divers Jewelry comes together to create one-of-a-kind showpieces for Dezigns by Kamohoalii's European Fashion Show debut. 

October 21, 2022


Sisters working side by side since the 70s

Among the 150 employees at Maui Divers Jewelry, you’ll find these two gems. Rosalina Ramiro and Ceferina Sagayadoro. These two sisters have worked side by side since the 1970s. Read the full article for details.

October 20, 2022


Made with Aloha: 12 Hawaii Gifts and Products Locals and Visitors Will Love

In Hawaiʻi, that gentle feeling of aloha is everything.  It’s in the way we speak to one another and how kamaʻāina interact with the world. And it also shows itself in the products we make.  So whether you’re looking for a uniquely Hawaiʻi souvenir or just feel like getting a gift for yourself, Hawai'i magazine outlines some of the best gifts that are made in Hawai'i.

October 13, 2022


Kamohoaliʻi’s Hawaiʻi designs presented at London, Milan and Paris Fashion Week shows

Hawaiian fashion designer Micah Kamohoaliʻi from Dezigns by Kamohoaliʻi visits Europe for Long, Milan, and Paris Fashion Week. "He worked with Maui Divers Jewelry to create exclusive jewelry pieces using his own patterns and designs. There, he unveiled 20 big pieces, including an all gold 7-pound Maile Lei that Kamohoaliʻi wore at the finale of his showcase while dancing to a song about Kalākaua and Kapiʻolani’s crown jewels that came from Italy."

September 28, 2022


Hawaii Fashion Designer Kumu Micah Kamohoalii hits the runways of Milan for Fashion Week

Hawaiian fashion designer Micah Kamohoaliʻi from Dezigns by Kamohoaliʻi makes his debut for fashion week in Europe. Kumu worked with Maui Divers Jewelry to create exclusive jewelry pieces using his own patterns and designs. 

September 25, 2022


Discover the legacy of Maui Divers Jewelry

Rachel Paccaro learns about the legacy of Maui Divers Jewelry and the latest campaign during her visit at the Maui Divers Jewelry Design Center in Honolulu.

August 24, 2022


Who is Maui Divers Jewelry?

Kelly Simek from Living808 KHON2 visits the Maui Divers Jewelry Design Center to speak with Cole Slater. Cole walks her through the rich history of how Maui Divers Jewelry was founded and memorable moments through the years. Next Creative Director, Hugo Laverde, takes Kelly through the jewelry manufacturing facility and gives her a special sneak peek of the upcoming fall collection.

August 8, 2022


Why You Might Want A Pearl Engagement Ring

Zoe Nolz from "The List" explains why pearls make a worthy choice for engagement rings.

May 2, 2022


Bridgerton Fashion Trends

Editor Abby Hepworth features our latest Tiny Bubbles Ring. Discover the trending Bridgerton-inspired look.

April 14, 2022




Maui Divers Jewelry Dresses Local Musician Kalani Pe’a For 64th GRAMMYs

Local musician, Kalani Pe’a gets styled by Maui Divers Jewelry in honor of third Grammy nomination.

As musicians from around the world to attend the 2022 GRAMMYs, local musician, Kalani Pe’a is preparing for the music biggest night, with help from Maui Divers Jewelry.

April 4, 2022


Breaking: Kalani Peʻa wins third Grammy!

Maui’s Kalani Peʻa earned a 2022 GRAMMY for his junior album, “Kau Ka Peʻa,” which was considered in the Best Regional Roots Music Album category. This is his third GRAMMY, with each of his albums to date earning him honors.

In accepting the award, he said, “He Hawaiʻi au, mau a mau,” meaning, “I am forever Hawaiian.” He continued saying, “I am a proud innovative Hawaiian, a modern Hawaiian, and I wear this coat to honor King David Kalākaua who revitalized and perpetuated hula and Hawaiian language, and brought that back to us since that was banned in our culture. He traveled the world building relationships, collaborations with emperors, kings and queens all over the world,” said Peʻa, who accepted the honors in a coat designed by Kini Zamora and regalia decor by Maui Divers Jewelry, inspired by Kalākaua’s coronation attire. “Collaboration is the key to success. That’s why us creators are here to collaborate and thrive together,” he said noting that he was overwhelmed with joy.

April 3, 2022



Kalani Pe‘a wins third Grammy Award

His mission will also be reflected in what he wears to the Grammys. In 2019, he shone brightly on the red carpet thanks to his purple sequin jacket. This year, “Project Runway” designer Kini Zamora designed a special ensemble for him.

“He worked really hard on my jacket. There’s kaona — meaning like hidden message, and point — behind the art because it pertains to my album,” Pe‘a explained, adding that Maui Divers Jewelry has also collaborated with custom pieces for the occasion.

April 3, 2022


Valentine’s Day Gifts for Every Type of Sweetheart

Hawaiʻi Magazine features Valentine's Day gift ideas that bring Aloha to your special Valentine. Express your love with a memorable gift from our Nalu Heart Collection

February 14, 2022


Pandemic changes shopping habits but showing affection this Valentine’s Day remains

Max Rodriguez from KHON2 talks to Creative Director, Hugo Laverde, about changing shopping habits for Valentine's Day.

February 11, 2022


Maui Divers Jewelry Unveils the New Nalu Hearts in Time For Valentine’s Day

Mikey Monis from Living808 visits our flagship store to talk about our latest Nalu Heart Collection and our signature Aloha Heart. Two perfect collections that brilliantly express your love.

February 11, 2022


Jewels That Say I Love You in Uniquely Romantic Ways

The Culture of Pearls features our Hawaiian sunrise inspired piece, the E Ho'āla Collection Earrings, as a meaningful piece to gift during Valentine's Day.

February 7, 2022


Aloha Is Love With Maui Divers’ Nalu Hearts

JCK Magazine’s Brittany Siminitz writes about the new Nalu Heart Collection by Maui Divers Jewelry and the Aloha is Love Valentine's Campaign. 

January 21, 2022


Take a tour behind the scenes at Hawaii’s own Maui Divers Jewelry

Ever wondered how we create beautiful Hawaiian jewelry? Take a tour of our design center with Rachel from Hawaiʻi News Now and learn all about the process of how we take a single pearl and turn it into an amazing accessory piece!

December 2, 2021


Hawaiʻi Magazine: 6 Indulgent Hawaiʻi Gifts to Bring Aloha Home

Carolyn Hyman  of Hawaiʻi Magazine outlines six gifts that bring Aloha home for the holidays.

November 15, 2021


JCK Magazine: The Delicate Drama Of Black Pearl Jewelry

Brittany Siminitz of JCK Magazine features Maui Divers Jewelry our Hawaiian Heritage Earrings and Creative Director, Hugo Laverde.

October 13, 2021

The Delicate Drama Of Black Pearl Jewelry – JCK (jckonline.com)

JCK Magazine: Leafy Greens: Feel-Good Jewels From the Tropics

Brittany Siminitz of JCK Magazine highlights our trend-setting Monstera Ring in Gold in her article about gorgeous tropical leaf jewelry.

July 28, 2021


INSTORE Design Awards 2021 – Pearl Jewelry Over $5,000

IN STORE Magazine announces Maui Divers Jewelry as their winner for the $5000+ Pearl Jewelry Category. 

July 14, 2021


JCK Magazine: Best of The Best 2021 Digital Flip Book

JCK Magazine announces the E Ho’āla, Pearls in Bloom, and Moon Mermaid as award winners at the JCK Jewelers' Choice Awards. The E Ho’āla Collection also wins the Editors' and Influencers' Choice Award. 

May 12, 2021


Hawaiʻi Magazine: Everlasting Aloha Found at Maui Divers Jewelry

Caitlin Basilio of Hawaiʻi Magazine tells the story of how each piece from Maui Divers Jewelry is uniquely designed, created, and inspired by Hawaiʻi.

April 23, 2021


Midweek Style Editorial: Maui Divers Jewelry

Yu Shing Ting from Midweek showcases our latest collections at the Kaimana Beach Hotel with Miss Hawai'i USA 2021 and 2018. 

March 31, 2021


Celebrating First Time Grammy Nominee Nā Wai ʻEhā with Maui Divers Jewelry Gifts

Living808 Host Tannya Joaquin travelled to Maui for a special delivery, custom medallions created by Maui Divers Jewelry to celebrate Nā Wai ʻEhā and their Grammy nomination.

March 12, 2021


Aging Well: DVAC founder and CEO Nanci Kreidman finds purpose in her work

Maui Divers Jewelry creates curated collection for Domestic Violence Action Center. For every purchase, DVAC will receive 50% of the proceeds.

February 7, 2021


JCK: My Favorite Things: 2020 in ‘Britt’s Pick’

JCK Editor, Brittany Siminitz includes our E Ho’āla Collection as on her favorite picks of 2020.

December 29, 2020


Living808: Panci’s Picks for Gifts for Her at Maui Divers Jewelry

Celebrity Stylist Crystal Pancipanci picked her favorites for any budget.

December 15, 2020


Fodorʻs Travel: These Gifts Will Make You Feel Like You’re on a Vacation

Fodor's recognizes Maui Divers Jewelry for their selection of Pacific pearls and unique Pick-a-Pearl experience.

December 9, 2020


Living 808: DVAC Online Auction

Maui Divers Jewelry donates Pearls in Bloom necklace for Domestic Violence Action Center online auction

October 22, 2020


Living 808: Support Domestic Violence Action Center

Maui Divers Jewelry pledges to donate 50% of sale on certain jewelry items to support DVAC

October 21, 2020


JCK: Maui Divers Welcomes Spring With Pearls in Bloom

Maui Divers Jewelry launches new Pearl in Bloom collection which gifts the beauty of the islands, with Tahitian and freshwater pearls and plumeria flowers eternalized in gold.

March 20, 2020


Living 808: Grammy-Nominated Hawaiian Lullaby Artists Kimié Miner, Imua Garza, Anuhea, & Kalani Pe’a Celebrate with a Song at Hotel Shangri-La

Kimie Miner, Imua Garza, Anuhea, & Kalani Pe’a celebrated at the Aloha Artists Reception at Santa Monica’s Hotel Shangri-La with an impromptu song off the album dressed in Maui Divers Jewelry.

January 30, 2020


Living 808: Grammy Nominee Kimié Miner Rocks Red Carpet

Maui Divers Jewelry creates custom showpieces for the 2020 GRAMMYs for Kimié Miner with styling by Crystal Pancipanci

January 30, 2020


News Break: Grammy Highlights: The Moving Meaning Behind Nominee Amy Hānaiali’i’s Custom Cape by Maui Divers Jewelry

6-Time Grammy nominee Amy Hānaiali’i shined on the red carpet with a custom cape that was made by Maui Divers Jewelry to honor her family genealogy, which inspired her nominated album, Kalawai’anui.

January 30, 2020


Living 808: Grammy Highlights: The Moving Meaning Behind Nominee Amy Hānaiali’i’s Custom Cape by Maui Divers Jewelry

6-Time Grammy nominee Amy Hānaiali’i shined on the red carpet with a custom cape that was handmade by Maui Divers Jewelry to honor her family genealogy, which inspired her nominated album, Kalawai’anui.

January 29, 2020


JCK: Britt’s Pick: The E Ho’āla Collection by Maui Divers

Britt's Pick by JCK features the E Ho’āla, which means “the awakening.” A collection inspired by the Hawaiian sunrise.

January 28, 2020


Living 808: Road to the Grammys

Behind the Scenes from Packing to the Plane with Kimié Miner and her custom Maui Divers Jewelry Red Carpet showpieces

January 23, 2020


Living 808: Road to the Grammys Kimie Miner & Anuhea Shop Red Carpet Looks at Maui Divers Jewelry Design Center

Grammy Nominees and besties Kimie Miner and Anuhea for the perfect pieces at Maui Divers Jewelry Design Center to wow on the red carpet.

January 21, 2020


Living 808: Maui Divers Jewelry: Hawaiian Heirloom Collection Holiday Gift Guide

Living808 Host Tannya Joaquin presents Maui Divers Jewelry Hawaiian Heirloom Collection Holiday Gift Guide

December 11, 2019


Living 808: Meet the Maui Divers Jewelry Ohana

Living 808 host Tannya goes behind the scenes to meet the people who create each piece with pride.

December 10, 2019


Living 808: Maui Divers Jewelry: Hawaiian Heritage Collection Holiday Gift Guide

Living808 Host Tannya Joaquin presents Maui Divers Jewelry Hawaiian Heritage Collection Holiday Gift Guide

December 9, 2019


JCK: The 2017 JCK Jewelers’ Choice Award Winners

Maui Divers Jewelry wins Best Pearl Jewelry Design in the Over $10,000 Category

April 1, 2017


JCK: The 2016 JCK Jewelers’ Choice Awards: The Winners

Maui divers Jewelry wings Best Ring Design in the Under $2,500 Category

March 25, 2016


Pacific Business New: ​Maui Divers Jewelry designs earn international recognition

Maui Divers Jewelry receives seven jewelry design awards in a prestigious international design competition.

March 17, 2016


Hawaiʻi Jewelrs Association: Maui Divers Jewelry Wins Seven 2015 JCK Awards

Hawaiʻi Jewelry Associations congratulations Maui Divers Jewelry for winning 7 awards from the 2015 JCK Jewelry Choice Awards Contest.

March, 2015


Hawaiʻi Business: Hawaii’s Best Places to Work 2012

April 2, 2012


Seattle PI: Hawaii's Maui Divers finds a jewel of a business in black coral

Maui Divers Jewelry practices sustainability with Hawaiian black coral.

October 10, 2010



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