By Nadine Kam
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Riches Kahala owner Lo Kaimuloa, left, is celebrating her Kahala Mall kiosk's 26th anniversary. She's with Lesli Tod, center, and Kelli Coffin.
Riches Kahala has been celebrating its 26th anniversary and the holiday season with a series of trunk shows featuring local jewelry designers.
On Dec. 2, Riches owner Lo Kaimuloa welcomed a half dozen designers—Kimberly Le, Two Hands, LK Atelier, Beachcomber Designs, Paradisus and Hands in the Sand—for a night of shopping, and will host a Misa trunk show from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 8, with a 10 percent discount on jewelry designs by Los Angeles-based Misa Hamamoto, who draws inspiration for her handcrafted jewelry from her Hawaii and Micronesia roots and an affinity for nature.
The holiday event will feature metal jewelry with a mix of precious and semiprecious gemstones gleaned from Hamamoto's world travels.
For more information, call Riches at 737-3303.
Misa designs to be showcased tomorrow at Riches, Kahala Mall.
Jewelry designer Kimberly Le wore one of her new necklaces during a designer trunk show Dec. 2 at Riches Kahala. The Kahala Mall kiosk offers dozens of local designer jewelry creations throughout the year.
Island ocean- and flora-inspired designs from Paradisus.
Designer Fay Scherr, left, and Moe Myers, show Scherr's Two Hands line of precious and semi-precious stone jewelry.
New to Riches is LK Atelier, a partnership between designer Leela Goldstein, left, and businesswoman Kari Greenwell. Born in Thailand and raised in Hawaii, Goldstein creates a range of designs for day to evening, and beach to city wear. With a yin-yang dynamic, Greenwell says her personal style is more "city," and Goldstein's is "beach." It all works out.
Cori Rilliet and Samantha Tom show off Beachcomber Designs line of pearl and semi-precious stone jewelry.
Sabrina Awana, left, and Dana Miller show shell and pearl bangles, among other pieces by Hands in the Sand designer Lydia Ho.