The Rock and Mineral Society of Hawai‘i, or
Hui Pohaku O‘ Hawai‘i, held its annual exhibit on Nov. 16-17,
2002, at Ward Warehouse. The show featured fossils, meteorites
and a florescent light exhibit, and each attendees was given
a gem in hopes of inciting interesting rock hounding.
They are marketed as a must-have for the outdoorsy,
adventurous type. They make robust statements with their size—feeding
on the philosophy that bigger is better. They provide a sense
of safety and protection with the appearance of a durable structure.