Olina Jewelry was established in 2018 by co-founders Cody Cross and Jason Jou in an effort to showcase Hawaiian jewelry to the world in a new light. With the global impact that social media and technology has today, we found that there was a great opportunity to portray the beauty of Hawaii and its incredibly unique lifestyle. Hawaiian jewelry has been around for centuries -- there is a peculiar mana that goes into it's craftsmanship in which our company mission is to grasp this and have it become a daily part of your life. Olina is the Hawaiian word for 'Joy', as our wish is to bring joy to you and your families for generations to come. Our master jeweler Joseph Jou, Jason's father, has over 35 years of experience in handcrafting Hawaiian jewelry. Joseph has worked with an immense amount of retail stores in Waikiki as well as Japan creating timeless pieces.
When you purchase a piece of jewelry from Olina you will get something made from love and joy. Every product is carefully handcrafted from start to finish to create a masterpiece that you can pass down to future generations. With our workshop, we can make your dreams come to life.
Co-founder Jason Jou:
Jason was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, and is the son of Olina's master jeweler Joseph Jou. He has been working in the family business for his entire life and is currently his father's apprentice. With a Bachelors Degree in Economics from University of Hawaii at Manoa, he hopes to incorporate his skillsets in a manner that will truly encompass his lifelong vision of sharing the beauty of Hawaiian jewelry to the world. In his free time he enjoys fishing and golfing.
Co-founder Cody Cross:
Cody was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, and received a Bachelors Degree in Supply Chain Management and Logistics from Michigan State University. His first language is Japanese and he is well versed with Japanese culture. He has a passion for Hawaiian jewelry, as he deems it of utmost importance as it is a symbolic token of our culture and heritage. With this being said, his wishes are to share Hawaiian lifestyle through Olina's jewelry with Japan and eventually at a global scale. In his free time he enjoys fishing.