Christmas Gifts: Australian and Dutch Souvenirs

Sydney Opera House

Our designers also have other countries covered when it comes to special unique pieces of New Zealand Jewellery.
Several members of my extended family have lived in Australia for quite a few years now, and although they are true New Zealanders in their hearts they certainly have come to love their adopted country.
Our designers have created a range of Australian inspired jewellery and so I have the ideal chance to purchase just the right gifts for my “Australian” family

Gum Leaf Earrings


The native Australian people – the Aboriginal traditionally used the gum-leaf as a musical instrument. As the name suggests, the tree leaf was held against the lips and blown. Originally intended to imitate bird-calls, the gum-leaf can also be used to play tunes. Our striking Gum leaf earrings with its stunning Nephrite Jade Cabochon has a traditional timeless elegance all of its own.

Gum Leaf Earrings

Oblong Pendant


Our statement piece the Oblong stylises traditional Aboriginal art work.
From the beginning of time the Aborigines have told “Dreamtime” stories to each generation in order to keep their stories in their culture alive and to educate their people about their place on earth.
Stories are told about the stars, planets, the land, animals, “bush tucker”, hunting and ancestors through Aboriginal Art to help tell the stories of their history and culture.
The artwork on our beautiful pendant symbolises some of the native flora and fauna of the awe inspiring country of Australia. But you will agree with me when I say that this striking piece of jewellery could be inspired by any countries surroundings. A treasure to behold.

Oblong Pendant - Ariki New Zealand Jewellery

Sydney Opera House Pendant


The iconic Sydney Opera house sits as a focal point in the middle of Sydney City Harbour.
It was opened by Queen Elizabeth II on 20th October, 1973.
There is no doubt that the Sydney Opera House is a masterpiece. It is one of the great iconic buildings of the 20th century, an image of great beauty that has become known throughout the world – a symbol for not only a city, but a whole country and continent.
What better way to honour any special family member living in Sydney, or for that matter have visited Sydney, than gifting them a Sydney Opera House Pendant.

Dutch Windmill Pendant


A very dear friend of mine has been lucky enough to visit Hollard this year and timed her visit with their National Mill Day on the second weekend in May where 950 windmills and watermills open their doors to visitors.
Historically the Dutch became very innovative when it came to keeping out the water. They built dykes, fortifications and last but not least wind and watermills to create new land. Our cute wee Dutch windmill Paua Shell Jewellery pendant pays homage to these mills which are characteristic of the Dutch landscape as well as the innovative people who built them. I plan to surprise her with a unique tribute to this unique experience.

Dutch Windmill Pendant - Ariki New Zealand Jewellery