I LOVE this chain! I call it mermaid chain, the links remind me of mermaid scales, its a sleek sturdy chain. 17-1/2" with Maui found Kupe'e shell & rice pearl accent on the clasp.
Kūpe'e are eaten, prized for lei, used as an emblem of mourning, used by hālau to hide (pe'e) knowledge or not used by other hālau so knowledge will not be hidden (pe'e) from them.
I have found much enjoyment in collecting these over the years, i only have a few that I'm willing to part with. this one is black but is lighter colored on the inside with some greenish hues. could wear this piece either side!