Kolohe Ocean Gems began with a passion for creation and hard work. Designer Rose Wong is a college student at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She began selling her jewelry to friends and family at school, and after realizing that she had a passion for entrepreneurship and marketing, she decided to embark on a full-scale jewelry design business. Rose's dedication and inspiration comes from family. She is one of 12 children, and constantly strives to set an example for her younger siblings, showing them that they can achieve great things with enough dedication. Each of Rose’s pieces is carefully handcrafted with the highest quality materials. Authentic semi-precious gemstones, Hawaiian seashells, and Tahitian pearls are paired with 14k gold-filled and sterling silver metals to create beautiful, unique, one of a kind pieces of wearable art.