2019 Merrie Monarch Miss Aloha Hula awarded Hawaiian Heirloom bracelet

  • Lehua Jewelers owner Sharon Gilbert, left hands 2019 Merrie Monarch Miss Aloha Hula Taizha Keakealani Hughes-Kaluhiokalani her bracelet at the Waimea store on Monday. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • 2019 Merrie Monarch Miss Aloha Hula Taizha Keakealani Hughes-Kaluhiokalani and the design team at Lehua Jewelers created a unique design for her prize. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • 2019 Merrie Monarch Miss Aloha Hula Taizha Keakealani Hughes-Kaluhiokalani admires her new Hawaiian Heirloom bracelet. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

WAIMEA — 2019 Merrie Monarch Miss Aloha Hula Taizha Keakealani Hughes-Kaluhiokalani of Halau Hi‘iakainamakalehua never owned a Hawaiian Heirloom bracelet, until Monday.