In 2011, I began a series of necklaces inspired by my home, Tahiti. The women there often compliment their outfits with similar jewelry, carefully choosing a piece to wear with their traditional dresses. Since I had always dreamed of owning one of these expensive works of art, I decided to make my own. I sewed the shells, mother of pearl, seeds, etc. onto a woven coconut base and fashioned a clasp out of a shell. What you see below is a collection of the pieces I've made up until today.
Rava Ray at the Iolani Palace 2017
RAVA RAY ON THE DESIGNOW NEW YORK RUNWAY 2017
RAVA RAY AT HONOLULU FASHION WEEK 2015
RAVA RAY AT HONOLULU FASHION WEEK 2014