- Kahelelani shells/Niihau カヘレラニ - ニイハウ
Kahelelani shells/Niihau カヘレラニ - ニイハウ
The Kahelelani shell is the most sought after of the rare Niihau and Kauaian shells. It is the smallest and therefore the most difficult to collect and string. The Kahelelani is also the most colorful shell used in Niihau and Kauaian shell leis.
The average size of Kahelelani shells will range from 3-5 mm in diameter and shaped like the rounded head of a pin.