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behind the Pineapple and Aloha

The pineapple is a well-known symbol of hospitality and welcoming others into your home. During the colonial era, sailors would return from their voyages with pineapples, which were considered prized possessions. Displaying a pineapple at home signified wealth and luxury. Over time, pineapples became a common feature at home entrances and were often carved into furniture to symbolize warmth, friendship, and hospitality.

In the South, the pineapple is especially associated with hospitality and celebration, aligning with the tradition of gathering around food—a significant aspect of both my family and my husband's family. Serving a charcuterie board as an appetizer is a wonderful statement for any gathering, a tradition I embraced long before I started making ocean wave boards. With my background rooted in the Italian coast and my husband being Pacific Islander, the ocean holds a deep, cherished significance for us. Naturally, gathering over food and welcoming people into our home feels just right. Thus, why I love the pineapple so much!

Our jewelry is inspired by a younger version of me; Colorful, Bright, and inspiring. I love to collect shells and honor their beauty, and From a very young age, I fell in love with Hawaiian culture. I have immense respect for their way of life, especially their care for the land and its beauty. This inspired my love for nature and my desire to spread aloha—their highest form of kindness and love, which our world needs more of. We actually use a lot of the shells we find from the oceans we visit and I incorporate them into our pieces of jewelry and other handcrafted designs. I strive to spread Aloha and Happiness through my art.

Cappa Creations tropical bohemian Stackable bracelets
cappa creations hand sources shells from special places we travel too as a family and then turn them into pieces of jewelry and art
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