• Made in New Zealand

    Featuring unique paua shell from the pristine coastal waters of New Zealand.

    Paua Pendants
  • Paua Earrings

    Stunningly beautiful. Authentic New Zealand designs.

    Paua Earrings
  • Nephrite Jade

    New Zealand Icons. Carefully crafted to the highest standard of workmanship.

    New Zealand Icons

Ariki New Zealand Jewellery

Ariki is the world’s most successful designer/manufacturer of Paua shell jewellery. It is also one of the largest New Zealand jewellery manufacturers. The company was established in 1932 when a Marlborough family saw the potential of the Paua shell to be the focal point of a unique New Zealand jewellery collection.

Triple Twist Pendant - Sterling Silver SP6

Worldwide delivery

Worldwide delivery directly from Ariki New Zealand in Bleinheim, South Island, New Zealand.

Free shipping

Free shipping of orders above USD 100,00.

Secure Payment

Pay securely using your credit card – no account required- by Stripe or PayPal. Supported currencies: US dollar, Euro, Pound Sterling and Australian dollar.

Made in New Zealand

Unlike most of our New Zealand competitors we have a proud history of being a New Zealand based manufacturer employing New Zealanders to produce products for sale in New Zealand and overseas.

Paua Shell (Abalone)

The shellfish (haliotis iris) used by Ariki, although part of the abalone family, is unique to New Zealand’s environmentally pure coastal waters. The Paua is renowned throughout the world not only for its beautiful shell but also for its edible dark, full flavoured flesh.

For many centuries the Maori people (New Zealand’s indigenous race) have used the Paua shell for personal adornment and as ornamental inlay eyes for the carvings that decorated their weapons and meeting houses.

Today the same opalescent blues, rich greens and luminous fiery flashes are used to create stunningly beautiful jewellery, worn with pride and panache by women and men throughout the world.

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Squares and rectangles: cufflinks and long bar earrings in Paua and Jade

SQUARES/RECTANGLES Another shape or symbol which features predominately in our unique New Zealand Paua Shell Jewellery range is the square and rectangle shapes. To me these shapes represent stability. In fact, the rectangle is the most used area shape in the majority of designs. Whether it be jewellery, furniture or even websites. The reason for […]

New Zealand Jewellery – Paua Shell and Jade

Ariki is the world’s most successful designer/manufacturer of Paua shell jewellery (in American English: paua shell jewelry). It is also one of the largest New Zealand jewellery manufacturers. The name “Ariki” is from the Maori language and means “The Chief”.
By using only the best quality Paua shells Ariki’s Paua shell jewellery, is able to clearly distinguish itself from its imitators all around the world. At this website you can buy your paua shell pendants and paua earrings online.
Ariki also offers an extensive Nephrite Jade jewellery collection, including kiwi brooches and Maori jewellery pendants.
Unlike most of our New Zealand competitors we have a proud history of being a New Zealand based manufacturer employing New Zealanders to produce products for sale in New Zealand,  overseas and online.