Our People

 

ABOUT US

Who We Are

 
As a small family owned and operated business, we are committed to quality and customer satisfaction. We have been supplying premium waterproof wood inlaid rings, watches and jewellery to customers across the globe since 2004 with a portion of each sale benefitting environmental initiatives.

 So who are we?

 

Ché Garcia -Founder

    Originally from Oregon, USA, Ché moved to the Big Island of Hawai'i in 2003 and found work as a carpenter. Within weeks he fell in love with the islands, its native woods and a woman who would later become his wife. It was these three events that inspired the creation of a Hawaiian Koa wood inlaid wedding ring. Being an avid waterman and surf photographer, Ché spent a lot of time in the ocean and wanted a unique ring that was not only comfortable, waterproof and durable but represented his new home, love for woodwork and his Hawaiian born wife. At the time, a durable wood inlaid ring designed for daily wear in an active lifestyle did not exist. Determined to create such a ring, Ché utilized his woodworking skills and developed the rings we offer today.

    After many years of business supporting environmental charities in Hawai'i and California, Ché recognized there was potential for his products to help protect native forests everywhere. In 2019, Ché moved his family to South Australia to pursue these opportunities and develop a business model to increase awareness and raise funds for native forest initiatives across the globe.


Ché and family atop Mount Maunganui in the Bay of Plenty, NZ. 

Isaac Garcia -Order Fulfillment

     Isaac, Ché's younger brother, lends a hand with filling orders, shipping and handling and various tasks associated with e-commerce operations.

 

 

 

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Ancient Kauri Bangle - Rose Gold
man lok wong (Auckland, NZ)
Ancient Kauri Bangle - Rose Gold

The product absolutely not the same as the website photo

Sorry to hear you are unhappy with the bangle. Please reach out to us via email as we’re happy to help. If unhappy with the wood inlay, we use real wood which will vary slightly in grain, pattern and color in each piece.

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Ancient Kauri Cross Necklace
Jasmine Kirk (Brisbane, AU)
Beautiful price

My partner was stocked with his chain and the beautiful piece of wood from his home country. Before telling him what it was , he asked me with excitement.

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Hawaiian Koa Wood Wide Barrel
Alan Denton (Hendersonville, US)
Great addition to a Pandora bracelet

My wife was born in Hawaii, and loves wearing some Koa on her Pandora bracelet. Arrived quickly and looks fantastic. Great product, great service.

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Ancient Kauri Classic Tungsten Ring
Alan Denton (Hendersonville, US)
Love this

My wife and I splashed out and refreshed our wedding rings. Living in the US, I loved the idea of wearing some NZ Kauri on my finger to remind me of home. The ring arrived quickly and looks great. Love it!

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Hawaiian Koa Wood Thin Tungsten Ring - Rose Gold
Jacquelyn La Cour (Garden Grove, US)

Hawaiian Koa Wood Thin Tungsten Ring - Rose Gold