HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Iolani Palace has revealed its annual 2019 palace ornament.
This year’s inspiration dates all the way back to 1857.
The ornament resembles a helmet plate originally belonging to the Prince’s Own, a volunteer artillery unit of the Hawaiian Kingdom.
The ornament gives praise to a helmet plate donated to The Friends of Iolani Palace earlier this year from The Helen Ladd Thompson Revocable Living Trust.
The ornament showcases a “K” on the bronze helmet plate for King Kalakaua.
It is also inscribed with the Hawaiian national motto: "Ua mau ke Ea o ka aina i ka pono."
This limitededition piece is now available exclusively in the Palace and Gallery shops for $25.