Lokahi means harmony and unity. This carving signifies eternity. The twist and turns represents life as shared between two individual, and their together through it. The symbol itself is highly polished and carved of monkey pod. The large white pearl is made of actual pearl material, although shaped by man. The pearl represents perfection and morality (incorruptibility). It is also a sign of long life and fertility. Fertility can mean to give birth to ideas as well as children. It meansures 18inches. There is no metal on this piece.