Looking for a gift? Iolani Palace unveils its 2019 Christmas ornament

Looking for a gift? Iolani Palace unveils its 2019 Christmas ornament
Iolani Palace has unveiled its 2019 Christmas ornament. (Source: Iolani Palace)

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.

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