The kukui nut is a smooth, dark nut that was once worn by the royal chiefs of Hawaii. This nut was brought to Hawaii by the ancient Polynesians, and it has been prized by Hawaiians ever since for its beautiful look and its many uses for ancient Hawaiians. The polished kukui nut is used in leis and has long symbolized peace and protection. Kukui nuts make leis that are long lasting and that look great on both men and women. Try our kukui nut leis to get the same bold look that Hawaiians have treasured for hundreds of years.