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.
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.
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:
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.