Designs by Shirley
Living and working on Maui since 1990, jewelry designer Shirley Lecomte has managed jewelry stores, art galleries, and collaborated with designers for years. She feels very blessed to live in Lahaina and incorporates this genuine feeling of love into jewelry art pieces that inspire the wearer to think and feel good about the beautiful paradise she calls home.
Shirley's passion and love for her West Maui home served as inspiration for her Zip Code Pendant Series. The 96761 and 96753 Zip Code pendants were designed to serve as heirloom mementos and constant reminders to the wearer of their precious time spent in the most desirable areas of the best island in the world.
The 070707, 080808, 090909, 101010 pendants, 111111, and 121212 have become very popular as mementos for these once-in-a-lifetime wedding dates. 121212 is almost upon us. Surprise the bride or groom with this unique and elegant keepsake. It is the perfect wedding gift.
These fine hand-crafted pendants are made from heavy, high quality white or yellow gold or sterling silver. Their unique styling is subtle, yet draws the eye in a desire to learn more - much like Maui beckons to visitors.
- 415 (San Francisco)
- 808 (Hawaii)
- 907 (Alaska)
- 92037 (La Jolla)
- 96753 (Wailea/Kihei)
- 96761 (Lahaina)
- 96816 (Kohala)
- 777 (Once in a Lifetime)
- 888 (Once in a Lifetime)
- 999 (Once in a Lifetime)
- 101010 (Once in a Lifetime)
- 111111 (Once in a Lifetime)
- 121212 (Once in a Lifetime)
- 25yrs (Anniversary)
- Maile Leaf (Love, Honor, Respect)
Maile Leaf Pendants:
In Hawaii legend, maile represents Love,Honor, and Respect (inscribed on the back of the pendant) and is traditionally worn in wedding ceremonies or to honor someone on a special occasion.
Maile Leaf Folklore:
- The Maile lei is made from the leaves of the maile (my - lee) vine. The maile vine is a native Hawaiian plant, found only in the forests of Hawai'i. It has a nice smell, like licorice. The lei maile was the lei of all people, all classes, and all occasions, but most especially, it was associated with the worship of the gods of hula. Maile, sweetly perfumed, has many siblings, with different shaped leaves and traditions.
- A favorite lei of Old Hawai'i, and a plant of protection and luck believed to have the powers to heal. Maile is probably the oldest and most popular material used in leis by the early Hawaiians.
- The traditional lei given to honor a person or for a special occasion. Perfect for weddings and graduation.
- The lei maile was the lei of all people, all classes, and all occasions, but most especially, it was associated with the worship of the gods of hula. Maile, sweetly perfumed, has many siblings, with different shaped leaves and traditions. In Hawaii legend there once was a greedy maile, a brittle maile, a luxuriant maile, and a sweetly scented maile. They were abandoned in the forest by their angry demi-god brother because they weren't able to help him in his conquest of a beautiful chiefess.
- The maile lei is made from the leaves of the maile (my - lee) vine. The maile vine is a native Hawaiian plant, found only in the forests of Hawai'i. It has a nice smell, like licorice. Maile lei are worn for special occasions like weddings, graduations, and birthdays.