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 jewelry to customers across the globe since 2004 with a portion of each sale benefitting environmental initiatives.

 So who are we?

 

Ché Garcia CEO- Chief of Entrepreneurial Operations   

Originally from Ashland, Oregon, Ché moved to the Big Island 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 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, water proof 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 carpentry skills and developed the rings we offer today. Ché and his wife now spend their time back and forth between Hawai'i and Oregon, developing new jewelry pieces and raising their two young children.

 

 Tiffany Garcia CFO- Chief of Family Operations

     Tiffany was born in the small coffee farming, artist's community of Holualoa, Hawai'i. Her father is one of the original charter fisherman out of Honokohau Harbor having fished Kona's waters since the early '70's. After graduating university in California, Tiffany returned to the Big Island where she and Ché met.

 

Esmé Garcia COO- Chief Office Organizer

     Esmé was born in Waimea, Hawai'i. A close native Hawaiian friend gave her the middle name of "Kala'ikunakoa" meaning "the peace that stands among the Koa trees". Aside from days at the beach exploring for turtles, foraging through the forest for Guava and spending time at the harbor with her grandfather, Esmé enjoys "organizing" our office.

 

Roan Garcia COR- Chief Office Reorganizer

     Also born in Waimea, Hawai'i, Roan takes after his sister with the desire to "help" around the office. His specialty is the reorganization of anything previously organized by his sister. Luckily he is easily distracted by a pile of dirt, geckos or his favorite past-time, rolling Lilikoi (passion fruit) down the driveway.

 

 Isaac Garcia COF- Chief of Order Fulfillment

     Isaac, Ché's younger brother, lends a hand with filling orders, shipping and handling and various tasks associated with our mainland office in Bend, Oregon.

 

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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