Make it a furry Friday
Celebrate your canine companion at "Take Your Dog to Work Day" tomorrow from noon to 1 p.m. at Tamarind Park at Bishop Square. The national event was created in 1999 to celebrate the bond between humans and dogs, and to encourage their adoption from humane societies, animal shelters and breed rescue clubs.
The Hawaiian Humane Society will be on hand to provide information on pet adoption, responsible pet ownership and PetWalk 2010, while Hawaii Pet Magazine will be distributing its summer issue and free treats for the first 100 dogs.
|Philip Rickard’s maile
bead design with
Iolani Palace in the
black enamel and
Iolani image, $780.
Collection has royal inspiration
Philip Rickard Honolulu debuted its Iolani Palace Monarchy Collection Saturday at its Ala Moana Center boutique.
|The large Coat of
Arms pendant is $1,225.
The collection is the result of a decade of research into jewelry of the monarchy, including the discovery, in England, of Queen Lili’uokalani’s original bracelet, which Rickard believes was "the original bracelet from which all Hawaiian heirloom jewelry originated."
That bracelet, he said, was engraved with a prayer and featured the words "Ho’omanao Mau" (A Lasting Remembrance) in glass enamel.
His research led him to write the book "Hawaiian Heirloom Jewelry: A Lasting Remembrance" with Henry Bennett. Rickard’s appreciation of the monarchy and Iolani Palace also led him to create the collection, in part, as an economic engine that would provide funding for the palace’s restoration and upkeep.
He envisioned pieces that could be sold in the palace’s gift shop, with a portion of sales benefiting the palace.
|A replica of Queen
"Ho’omanao Mau" or
A Lasting Remembrance,"
Included in the collection is a Maltese cross, with its eight points of courage symbolic of pieces worn by Hawaii’s alii, as well as pieces featuring a maile design inspired by chairs in the palace. Prices range from about $785 for a pair of crown earrings to $7,200 for a Kulia e ka Nu (Strive for the Highest) engraved bracelet.
The Iolani Palace Monarchy Collection is available at the Iolani Palace gift shops, the four Philip Rickard Honolulu retail locations in Hawaii, or online at www.philiprickard.com.
Online sale starts for Ki-ele
Ki-ele is hosting an online summer sale that starts today and continues through Wednesday. Shoppers will receive 45 percent off on all available stock online.
To get the discount, visit www.ki-ele.com and enter the code "KIELESUMMER45."
Diamond expo this weekend
The Wedding Ring Shop is hosting a Diamond Expo tomorrow through Sunday, with savings of up to 60 percent off on select diamonds and event-exclusive pricing of round brilliant diamonds, such as a half-carat diamond starting at $995, three-quarter carat starting at $1,995 and 1 carat starting at $3,995.
Also featured will be diamonds from the Perfect Princess Cut, exclusive to the Wedding Ring Shop. The Perfect Princess Cut is a proprietary princess-cut diamond designed for maximum light performance and certified by the American Gem Society.
The shop is at 1181 Kapiolani Blvd. Call 945-7766.
Psychic fair offers readings
Sedona is presenting its first free psychic fair from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, featuring brief psychic readings for $20 with any purchase from the store, free personal growth seminars every half-hour from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., free makeup touchups by Paul Brown Salon and Day Spa, ice tea tastings and massages by Red Pineapple, and shopping for Tibetan Buddhist T-shirts designed by Lama Wangchuk and locally designed clothing by Kisa Cosmos.
The store is at Ward Centre. Call 591-8010.
|Jelly flip flops for
summer’s casual dressing
are $48 at Brighton
Slip into a chic new slippah
If you’re tired of rubbah slippahs, check out the dressier, updated version from Brighton, available at the Ala Moana store.
Jelly Flip-Flops are accented with a black or white flower accent to suit a basic wardrobe.
The cost is $48.