Just what is a puka shell, you ask?
It’s a little white shell, slightly rounded. . .with a puka (hole) in it. I think the strands are rather pretty! Nowadays, not too many local people wear them anymore–usually its just tourists or the super dark, local older generation. I used to wear one in intermediate school! I think that “super local” category because I was EXTREMELY dark and wore slippers all the time. Haha.
Here are some modern takes on an old Hawaii fashion staple: