Ninety Mile Beach

ninety mile beach jewelry

Renowned for spectacular sunsets and boasting one of the best surf breaks in the world, Ninety Mile Beach is an almost never-ending paradise.
On the Western Coast of the far North Island, Ninety Mile Beach, official Māori name Te Oneroa-a-Tōhē Ninety Mile Beach stretches from Ahipara Bay, to Scott’s Point and is actually just 88 kilometres long.

Beach activities range from surfcasting and swimming to bodyboarding down the sand dunes. A special treat is digging for tuatua (a native shellfish) in the sand at low tide. Flanking the beach is the Aupouri Forest, which provides a green escape from the hot summer sun this place is a tropical paradise with white sands and palm trees.

Whenever I visit this iconic beach I am reminded of our Palm Tree Pendant

Paua Palm Tree Pendant - Ariki New Zealand Jewellery

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 pendant can be worn as a reminder of these idyllic times.

New Zealand – from Cape Rēinga to the Bluff

Since I wrote my blog on Marlborough to you a wee while ago I have had many requests for information about our beautiful country. So I thought I would tell you a little story about some of my most favourite places in New Zealand and the unique Ariki New Zealand Jewellery pieces inspired by this majestic country.

New Zealand – from Cape Rēinga to the Bluff
Image by Alistair McLellan from Pixabay

Let me start with the very tip of the North Island of New Zealand, Cape Rēinga. Here, at the top of the country, you can witness a rare and powerful thing – the meeting of two bodies of water, the Tasman Sea and the Pacific Ocean. The tides race each other in a display of awesome ocean strength as you stand on the bluff, buffeted by the inevitable breeze and wowed by the beauty of this spot.

Cape Rēinga

The native New Zealand people Māori believe that in mythology, their spirits travel to Cape Rēinga on a final journey to the afterlife. Therefore, Cape Rēinga is said to be the most sacred place in New Zealand.

I have felt a special energy and spiritual significance whenever I have visited this spectacular place just by standing in the buffeting wind gazing out into the frenetic ocean.
The piece of Ariki New Zealand Jewellery which reminds me of this special place whenever I wear it is:

Waves Pendant – GP504/PO504

There is nothing as incredibly beautiful as the waves of an ocean breaking onto the shore signifying the unstoppable strength of nature. Just like these waves this stunning piece of jewellery is rippling and curved in shape – showing beautiful lines that swirl around the gorgeous cabochon framing it perfectly.

Paua Waves Pendant - Ariki New Zealand Jewellery