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 name “Ariki” is from the Maori language and means “The Chief” or “The Best”.
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. Their ambition has resulted in the Ariki Paua Collection being widely sold in New Zealand and throughout the world.
The Ariki Difference
Ariki’s Paua is harvested from areas renowned for their water quality, both pollution free and rich in minerals. These minerals give the New Zealand Paua shell its intense depth of colour and thickness of shell. 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.
Made and Designed in New Zealand
Ariki’s jewellery collections are proudly produced at Ariki’s factory in Blenheim. 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.
Ariki New Zealand Jewellery Collections
- Heart Charm GCH02USD32.74The 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 […]
- Penguin Charm GCH12USD32.74The 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 […]
- Teardrop Charm GCH03USD32.74Teardrop 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. 22 Carat Gold Plate Approximate measurements: […]
- Boomerang Charm GCH09USD32.74The 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 […]
- Teddybear Charm GCH06USD32.74Since 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 […]
- Kiwi Charm GCH11USD32.74The 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 […]
- Starfish Charm GCH13USD32.74Starfish 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 […]
- Ships Wheel Charm GCH04USD32.74Cruise 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 […]
- Palm Tree Charm GCH07USD32.74Palm 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 […]