Paua Scottie Dog Charm - Ariki New Zealand Jewellery

A Scottie Dog and a Teddy Bear – Charms – Vicky’s Blog

As I mentioned in my last blog – we have just recently launched a range of charm bracelets and of course the unique thing about charm bracelets is that you can add your choice of special unique pieces to the bracelet, with that in mind we have also created a range of clip on charms to add to your collection.
These sweet charms are easy to attach and take off your bracelet as they come complete with a “lobster claw” clasp

GCH15/PCH15– SCOTTIE DOG CHARM
When I was small my family often played Monopoly and I always choose the Scottie dog as my (hopefully) winning game piece!
Often owned by celebrities, the 32nd president of the USA was Franklin D Roosevelt who had Fala and Meggie. Other USA presidents to have Scotties were Dwight Eisenhower with Telek and George w Bush with Barney and Miss Beazley. I hadn’t realised that David Bowie also had a Scottie.
Our cute wee Scottie Dog Charm is actually modelled on these steadfastly loyal dogs which the “Mother” and “Father” of our Ariki family have owned over the years and they have shared with me a few interesting tit bits of information about them.
Their dogs were all very lovable creatures and were good with small children. They had an Annie, 2 x Haggis, Maggie, Andy, Jeannie (mean Jean the pirate queen!), and James’ Macbeth who was one of Jeannie and Andy’s pups.
With the exception of the first Haggis all lived to 12 to 15 years.
They found them to be very loyal with the females always being the boss even though they were physically smaller than the males.
Thanks to those incredibly short legs, the Scottie is not going to train for a marathon with you — heck, they won’t even go jogging with you — and unfortunately they are not always the best of walking companions as they wanted to sniff around every lamppost which was a pain if one was in any sort of hurry.
Scotties need to be regularly clipped as they can look quite shaggy at times and it is really necessary to do so in summer as their thick black coat does not agree with the heat. “Mum and Dad” owned Scotties for a total of 32 years.
So what a better way to acknowledge this very special breed of dog than to have your very own Scottie Dog charm on your own bracelet.

GCH06/PCH06– TEDDY BEAR CHARM
Since this little chap first appeared in the beginning of the twentieth century, when it was originally named after former United States President Theodore Roosevelt, who was commonly known as “Teddy” (though he loathed being referred to as such) people have cuddled it for comfort, kept it with them for luck and I am sure used it as a confidant and a friend.
To most children, a teddy bear represents love and security, especially when Mummy and or Daddy tuck them in, kiss them goodnight, and they are alone in their bed.
Teddy bears make us feel warm and loved and always evoke fond memories of childhood – we can’t help but love them even as we ourselves get older. I would have to say a teddy bear represents love and security for everyone, young, or old
Our wee Teddy bear charm with his round belly adorned with Paua Shell will make an adorable addition to your charm bracelet and is sure to remind you of all of these valuable virtues.

Scottie Dig Charm
Paua Starfish Charm - Ariki New Zealand Jewellery

Charms: Nautilus Shell, Turtle and Penguin – Vicky’s Blog

As I mentioned in my last blog – we have just recently launched a range of charm bracelets and of course the unique thing about charm bracelets is that you can add your choice of special unique pieces to the bracelet, with that in mind we have also created a range of clip on charms to add to your collection.
These sweet charms are easy to attach and take off your bracelet as they come complete with a “lobster claw” clasp

GCH08/PCH08– NAUTILUS SHELL CHARM
A symbol of life, internal harmony, and the perfection of nature, the nautilus shell evokes a sense of mystery and awe. The chambers of the nautilus shell are symbolic of growth, evolution and renewal – the stages each individual passes through life. The spiral itself is a symbol of creation, movement, and fluidity. Our gorgeous nautilus shell charm captures these attributes perfectly and would make the perfect statement piece to give a serene sense of balance and well-being.

GCH10/PCH10 – TURTLE CHARM
Sea turtles have roamed the Earth’s oceans for the last 100 million years. But sea turtle populations are now on the decline. We have produced an elegant unique charm to immortalise these precious creatures of the sea.

GCH12/PCH12 – PENGUIN CHARM
The penguin captivates our attention and our imagination, they always seem to be so “elegantly dressed” in their wee “tuxedos and formal attire” as they strut confidently on land as well as being able to express its heart and joy swimming and diving effortlessly in the ocean. They are also an example of endearing love and commitment as they are known to mate for life – what better way to symbolise your love and commitment than to wear a beautiful Penguin Charm.

GCH13/PCH13 – STARFISH CHARM
Starfish are incredible creature of the deep sea and have been a maritime symbol for thousands of years. Just as stars do, the starfish can represent guidance and direction. How lucky you would be if you were strolling the shore and come across this beautiful creature, the wearer of our cute wee Starfish Charm, embellished with Paua shell in the colours of the sea, will be reminded of these attributes and their idyllic surroundings.

GCH14/PCH14 – LIGHTHOUSE CHARM
The cute wee Lighthouse Charm is inspired by those guardians of the sea standing vigil on coastlines all over the world keeping sea faring folk safe from disaster

GCH16/PCH16–ROCK SHELL CHARM
GCH17/PCH17– CONCH SHELL CHARM
GCH18/PCH18– QUEEN CONCH SHELL CHARM
Nothing is more relaxing than the time I spend wandering along the beach near my home and I love coming across a beautiful seashell. In fact in some island paradises it is known that the shells are so big that you can hold them up to your ear and hear the noise of the ocean rushing through them.
Seashells have a long history of magical uses, as they were associated with the powers of various sea gods and goddesses of different cultures.
Seashells come in every shape, colour and size. And while they make for beautiful pieces of Jewelry, art and conversation pieces, seashells have much more significance than you might think. It is said that every species of sea creature holds its own message, some perhaps a few.
We have created a trio of Seashell Charms to remind you of Island paradises, golden sand beaches bathed in sunlight and the idyllic magical feelings surrounding these places.

Charms Paua Shell
Paua Heart Charm - Ariki New Zealand Jewellery

Sweet charms: heart charms, kiwis and kangaroos – Vicky’s Blog

As I mentioned in my last blog – we have just recently launched a range of charm bracelets and of course the unique thing about charm bracelets is that you can add your choice of special unique pieces to the bracelet, with that in mind we have also created a range of clip on charms to add to your collection.
These sweet charms are easy to attach and take off your bracelet as they come complete with a “lobster claw” clasp

GCH02/PCH02– HEART CHARM
The eternal symbol of love – The beautiful Paua Shell heart on our elegant timeless piece of jewellery symbolises the love of many things – including those for whom we may purchase it.
The Heart Charm may also symbolise the love you have for the memories and the journey that your bracelet is building as you add more and more charms to it.

GCH03/PCH03– TEARDROP CHARM
Teardrop crystals symbolize the end of tears and beginning of joy and happiness. The beautiful Teardrop shaped cabochon in this elegant charm is sure to bring joy to its wearer. With such a timeless simple design the Teardrop Charm is sure to add a highlight to your Charm Bracelet.

GCH11/PCH11– KIWI CHARM
The Kiwi is a native flightless bird unique to New Zealand – just as unique as our beautiful Paua.
It is widely known as an iconic symbol of our country as well as being the colloquial name fondly given to all New Zealanders. Our cute wee Kiwi jewellery piece symbolises our national pride and is truly treasured by all that wear it.
What a perfect way to honour this pride and memories of our beautiful country by wearing the cute wee Kiwi Charm on your bracelet.

GCH19/PCH19– KANGAROO CHARM
The kangaroo is a marsupial with large, powerful hind legs, large feet adapted for leaping, a long muscular tail for balance, and a small head. These animals native to Australia, are the unofficial symbol for the country. Our beautiful piece of jewellery may be worn with pride by both Australians and those who have visited this beautiful country and seen this majestic animal for themselves.

GCH09/PCH09– BOOMERANG CHARM
The Boomerang was originally used as a hunting tool by the Aboriginals – it is now however considered an Australian Icon. Traditionally they are known to always return to the point from which they were thrown. Our cute wee boomerang charm featuring a stunning piece of Paua shell is sure to be treasured and returned to wear many times by whoever purchases it.

Australian Charms
Paua Anchor/Porthole Charm - Ariki New Zealand Jewellery

Cruise Ship, Porthole and Palm Tree Charms – Vicky’s Blog

CHARMS

As I mentioned in my last blog – we have just recently launched a range of charm bracelets and of course the unique thing about charm bracelets is that you can add your choice of special unique pieces to the bracelet, with that in mind we have also created a range of clip on charms to add to your collection.
These sweet charms are easy to attach and take off your bracelet as they come complete with a “lobster claw” clasp


GCH01/PCH01 – CRUISE SHIP CHARM
GCH04/PCH04 – SHIP WHEEL CHARM

I have recently experienced this amazingly awesome way to travel – cruising on a ship around the Pacific Ocean.
Cruise ships are becoming more and more popular around the globe by those wanting to enjoy a stress free, relaxing way to travel. Here in New Zealand alone the number of cruise ships visiting our shores has steadily increased to the point where there were more than 259,000 cruise ship passengers visiting our beautiful country over the past year.
Everything you could want is provided on these “floating cities” with all your accommodation, meals, and entertainment sorted ideally! With the added advantage of visiting new and interesting countries without having to fly or drive yourself, you really can have the holiday you dreamed about.
What a perfect way to remember these special journeys, to have a cute wee Cruise Ship Charm or a Ship Wheel Charm to attach to your bracelet.

GCH05/PCH05– PORTHOLE/ANCHOR CHARM

An anchor is a heavy weight that holds a ship in place. Remaining firm and steadfast amid the uncertainty of storms and the elements, an anchor symbolizes such concepts as firmness, tranquillity and hope.
Anchors are all about being strong and stable. No matter if you have sea legs or not, you can appreciate the deeper meaning of the anchor symbol – security, stability, and being grounded. It is a symbol demonstrating that a person is in tune with themselves and hold on to the values they believe in. The anchor can also represent a person who has been someone’s rock through difficult times. For some people, the anchor represents always having a safe place to go home to.
So our precious unique Anchor and Porthole charm may be purchased to symbolise all of these things or as a special memory of a time spent at sea gazing at a beautiful view from your port hole.

GCH07/PCH07– PALM TREE CHARM

Charms

Palm trees evoke pleasant memories of good times spent whiling away sun filled days and relaxing vacations on golden sandy beaches with their fronds bursting out of the top of the tall majestic trunks like the rays of the sun or an expansive fireworks display. Our stunning Palm tree charm can be worn as a reminder of these idyllic times.

Paua Nautilus Charm - Ariki New Zealand Jewellery

Sea Shell Jewellery Charms: Vicky’s blog

As I mentioned in my last blog – we have just recently launched a range of charm bracelets and of course the unique thing about charm bracelets is that you can add your choice of special unique pieces to the bracelet, with that in mind we have also created a range of clip on charms to add to your collection.
These sweet charms are easy to attach and take off your bracelet as they come complete with a “lobster claw” clasp

GCH08/PCH08– NAUTILUS SHELL CHARM
A symbol of life, internal harmony, and the perfection of nature, the nautilus shell evokes a sense of mystery and awe. The chambers of the nautilus shell are symbolic of growth, evolution and renewal – the stages each individual passes through life. The spiral itself is a symbol of creation, movement, and fluidity. Our gorgeous nautilus shell charm captures these attributes perfectly and would make the perfect statement piece to give a serene sense of balance and well-being.

GCH10/PCH10 – TURTLE CHARM
Sea turtles have roamed the Earth’s oceans for the last 100 million years. But sea turtle populations are now on the decline. We have produced an elegant unique charm to immortalise these precious creatures of the sea.

GCH12/PCH12 – PENGUIN CHARM
The penguin captivates our attention and our imagination, they always seem to be so “elegantly dressed” in their wee “tuxedos and formal attire” as they strut confidently on land as well as being able to express its heart and joy swimming and diving effortlessly in the ocean. They are also an example of endearing love and commitment as they are known to mate for life – what better way to symbolise your love and commitment than to wear a beautiful Penguin Charm.

GCH13/PCH13 – STARFISH CHARM
Starfish are incredible creature of the deep sea and have been a maritime symbol for thousands of years. Just as stars do, the starfish can represent guidance and direction. How lucky you would be if you were strolling the shore and come across this beautiful creature, the wearer of our cute wee Starfish Charm, embellished with Paua shell in the colours of the sea, will be reminded of these attributes and their idyllic surroundings.

GCH14/PCH14 – LIGHTHOUSE CHARM
The cute wee Lighthouse Charm is inspired by those guardians of the sea standing vigil on coastlines all over the world keeping sea faring folk safe from disaster

GCH16/PCH16–ROCK SHELL CHARM
GCH17/PCH17– CONCH SHELL CHARM
GCH18/PCH18– QUEEN CONCH SHELL CHARM

Nothing is more relaxing than the time I spend wandering along the beach near my home and I love coming across a beautiful seashell. In fact in some island paradises it is known that the shells are so big that you can hold them up to your ear and hear the noise of the ocean rushing through them.
Seashells have a long history of magical uses, as they were associated with the powers of various sea gods and goddesses of different cultures.
Seashells come in every shape, colour and size. And while they make for beautiful pieces of Jewelry, art and conversation pieces, seashells have much more significance than you might think. It is said that every species of sea creature holds its own message, some perhaps a few.
We have created a trio of Seashell Charms to remind you of Island paradises, golden sand beaches bathed in sunlight and the idyllic magical feelings surrounding these places.

Seashell Jewelry