Hawaiians have used shells to make leis for a long time. The leis made in Hawaii are very special and unique because of the variety of beautiful shells that can be found on the islands. Wearing a shell lei is a great way to keep the tropical beauty of Hawaii close at hand. This particular lei is made with genuine green mongo shells tied together in a rope pattern. It makes for a lovely everlasting souvenir that will remind you of your special occasion every time you see it!