July 23rd, 2014 / posted by paularath
Exterior of the new Hildgund Halekulani.

Exterior of the new Hildgund Halekulani.

18k yellow gold white topaz over layered on amaznite with 24.72 carats total weight, complemented with 54 round brilliant cut D-O .45 carat total weight, clarity of SI,color of G.  Photos courtesy of Hildgund

18k yellow gold white topaz over layered on amaznite with 24.72 carats total weight, complemented with 54 round brilliant cut D-O .45 carat total weight, clarity of SI,color of G. Photos courtesy of Hildgund

Hildgund at Halekulani. It has a nice ring to it. And it’s a ring that Hildgund CEO Bruce Bucky has been waiting to hear for a long, long time.

It was a dream of both Bruce and his father to be a part of the Halekulani family.

At the new boutique, expect to find a carefully selected collection of jewels, gems, pearls, jade, yellow diamonds and one-of-a-kind Hildgund creations.

Interior of the 650-square-foot store.

Interior of the 650-square-foot store.

Hildgund is well known for its custom designs, but it also specializes in showcasing jewelry collections from around the world., including some that are exclusive to Hildgund in Hawaii.

Among their designers are Gucci, William Henry Studio Men’s Accessories and 2014 Hawaii Designer of the Year, Jason Dow.

The Kestrel Ali'i Knife features a beautiful frame in Wave Mokume, inlaid with curly koa. The blade is Copper Wave damascus with a VG-5 core; the one-hand button lock and the thumb stud are set with citrines.

The Kestrel Ali’i Knife features a beautiful frame in Wave Mokume, inlaid with curly koa. The blade is “Copper Wave” damascus with a VG-5 core; the one-hand button lock and the thumb stud are set with citrines.

Hildgund Halekulani offers an eclectic collection of jewels.

Hildgund Halekulani offers an eclectic collection of jewels and custom creations.

Custom hand crafted 18k yellow and white gold Natural Fancy internally flawless 3.28 carat yellow diamond with 54 round brilliant cut diamonds.

Custom hand crafted 18k yellow and white gold Natural Fancy internally flawless 3.28 carat yellow diamond with 54 round brilliant cut diamonds.

I have always appreciated Hildgund as a kama’aina company with heart. My dear friend Lo Kaimuloa, owner of Riches Kahala, got her start in retail at Hildgund in the Kahala Resort. She told me she learned how to run an ethical, honest and fair business there. When making a major purchase such as fine jewelry, it’s nice to know there are strong values behind your investment.

Hildgund Halekulani is located in the lobby level, next to the Halekulani Boutique, with a lovely view of the courtyard.

– Paula Rath

 

 

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