Time: Thursday, 10:10 a.m.
Location: Na Hoku, Manufacturing Department
Photographer: David Croxford
Sergio Ilagan carefully engraves Na Hoku’s signature designs on a 14kt gold Hawaiian bangle bracelet using a “graver” driven by compressed air. Ilagan has 29 years of experience hand engraving jewelry, which is a rare craft in the modern world. Na Hoku’s factory employs 47 workers and produces over 1,000 bangles a year along with other fine jewelry, says director of manufacturing Ron Chung.