"In the days of old Hawaii opihi were known to grow as large as a grapefruit! They grew to such a large size because Hawaiians were careful to pick only what was needed from the rocks. These opihi lived longer and grew bigger. Today most opihi that are picked are about the size of a ping-pong ball or smaller." www.savekailuabay.com
For the do-it-yourself designer, jewelry maker, beach wedding planner perhaps one dozen assorted size Opihi shells is just what you need to complete a special project.
The humble Opihi shell is easy to drill or polish & it resembles a miniature Mount Fuji!
These gastropods from the sea are considered Hawaii's favorite and they have many uses tasty snacks.
You can use Opihi shells for necklace pendants, bracelets, earrings, key chains or add to your shell collection.
This listing is for 12 Opihi shells in slightly various sizes. Not exactly as shown.
I ship USPS either First Class or Priority depending on the item/ items. I will ship your purchase within 3 days unless I am traveling. My announcement will explain if I have to be off-island and am unable to ship as specified.
Some books are mailed using media mail which can take 5-6 weeks from Hawaii.
Insurance is also an option upon request. I put on trackers when possible & will insure your purchase as needed.
International Shoppers--- please convo me for shipping rates. Mahalo
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Returns & exchanges
I gladly accept returns and cancellations
Contact me within: 3 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 7 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 1 hour of purchase
I don't accept exchanges
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Custom or personalized orders
Perishable products (like food or flowers)
Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Conditions of return
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Additional return information
Vintage items are sold "as is". I do my best to provide clear descriptive photos and accurate written descriptions.
If for some reason you are dissatisfied with your purchase, please contact me with your reasons for refund request.
I do not pay return postage, but I will refund the original postage price when the item is return in undamaged condition.
Please, if you are dissatisfied, contact me immediately so we can work out a solution.