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Surf inspired high end coconut necklaces that are created in Canada from coconuts sourced from the tropics. Using our unique methods, coconuts are split, dried and shredded to access the raw materials. The husk and shells are meticulously assembled using jewelry grade surfboard resin, fitted around 316 stainless steel barrels, then handcrafted to expose the hidden colours; making them all uniquely different. The pieces are then laced with the highest grade single strand 3mm leather cord with hand tied slip knots for custom adjustable lengths to fit your style.

Discover what lies within, wear a bit of awesome till your next adventure


With a passion for hands-on creativity, John applied his love of creative art forms in film and photography to working with raw materials such as wood, metal, concrete and resins. He loved finding the hidden beauty embedded deep in an old piece of wood, and bringing out the patina and various textures while combining these with the sharp contrast of a velvety smooth, variegated piece of polished concrete; creating some stunning pieces of furniture.

Wanting to share his passion for creativity with others, without the complexity of size and shipping, John transitioned his methods to designing jewelry. But still longing for something different, he decided to explore a new line of material which reflected his love of surfing, shaping boards, his adventures, and the awesome people and their adventures that this brought. John found a unique way to expose the colour variegation in coconut shells, then added jewelry grade stainless steel to create awesome and spectacular pieces of jewelry. He focused on simple shapes and designs, creating 2 lines – the Coco Shell and the Coco Husk. His goal for the jewelry is to reflect the memories, the stories, and that all too elusive feeling of awesomeness, which comes from a personal sense of accomplishment when you just crushed it!! For those that have felt it, you’ll know it right away.
Be kind to others; karma’s a bitch

On another note: John has also been inspired by the magnificent concrete jewelry that’s out there now. He has spent the last 5 years developing his own proprietary formulated concrete mix to use in his own line of concrete jewelry. Finally being satisfied with the quality, this line is soon to be launched. Look for it at (not live yet – expected mid 2017)

Product info

It’s important to note that due to the natural wonders and unique properties of coconuts, combined with evidence of handcraftmanship, each piece will be uniquely different in colour and slightly different in shape and size from the ones pictured. Rounds are round but not perfectly round, cubes are cubes but are not perfectly square. We pride ourselves in making each piece uniquely different to the end wearer, while maintaining general shapes and sizes.

Product care

Wear your piece – wear it often – wear it all the time….. clean with mild soap and water, then polish with a soft cloth to bring the shine back if needed. The leather cord is dyed with a natural certified 100% lead free dye. Over time your leather cord will soften and darken from body oils, suntan lotions, perfumes….. The leather will swell when wet. Either remove before bathing or watersports, or refrain from removing your necklace until the leather is 100% dry. Otherwise, the slip knots may stick and you will risk the chance of pulling them apart, which won’t be covered under warranty. If the leather begins to dry out over time, use 100% beeswax leather treatment to soften and rehydrate your leather cord (the cord will darken with this treatment).

Warranty returns

If you’re not 100% satisfied with your product within 30 days of date of purchase, it may be returned for a full refund less delivery charges. Items must be unworn and in their original packaging, accompanied with a sales receipt and prepaid shipping. Before making your return, please contact us to obtain a Return Authorization Number at Failing to do so will result in your product being returned or a delayed refund.

We honour a one year warranty on our products, which covers any problems you may have beyond normal wear and tear. Warranty returns must be accompanied with an original sales receipt and prepaid shipping. Beyond one year, there would be a nominal charge for any repairs.
Please contact us first for a Return Authorization Number at Failing to do so will result in your product being returned or a delayed warranty claim.


After your payment is verified it will take 1-2 business days to process / ship your order. An email confirmation with tracking # will be sent out to you once your order is shipped.

Shipping times and rates

– Canada post standard shipping w/tracking ( 3-10 business days ) $8.00

United States:
– Standard Shipping w/tracking ( 4-10 business days ) $12.00

International Shipping:
– Please contact for shipping details and rates.

Hy5ve is NOT responsible for any duties or taxes imposed by your country, nor any delays due to the shipping carrier or customs clearance.

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