I love you jewelry

Christmas Gifts: words to say “I love you”

There are so many different ways to say “I love you” and to share the love. In fact, there are more words for “love” than there are languages in the world. For those who mean the most to us – our lovers, partners, soul mates, companion, and sweethearts – those for whom we hold dearest. Whatever title we choose to lavish upon them – We should tell these people all year round how much we love them – but what a perfect time of year to immortalise this love with a treasured piece of fine New Zealand Jewellery.

 

PO590/GP590 – Eternity Pendant
PE390/PE290 – Eternity Earrings

Traditionally the symbolic meaning of gifting an eternity ring related to eternal love. The eternity ring’s circular shape refers to a lasting love that will continue forever and is usually given to mark a special occasion or simply as a romantic gift. Eternity rings are a popular way of showing appreciation and devotion to another person.

Ariki New Zealand have created their very own set of eternity jewellery with this perfect matching set of pendant and earrings.

A sphere within a sphere our beautiful eternity symbol lends itself to the feeling of never ending time and motion as it curls around the precious Paua Shell cabochon. A truly timeless piece of jewellery which would make the perfect gift for any loved one.

Heart Pendant

 

PB847/GB847 – Heart Bangle
PO801/GP801 – Ornate Heart Pendant
PO864/GP864 – Heart Pendant in Circle
PE136/PE336 – Heart Dangle Earrings
PE214/PE114 – Heart Studs
PO913/GP913 – Heart Ring
SP28 – Heart Pendant – Sterling Silver

Heart Earrings

Historically magicians and alchemists would use heart symbols for incantations pertaining to matters related to love and romance. The symbol was also used in rituals with a goal to strengthen relationships.

Also an emblem of truth, the “Sacred Heart” of Christ is also the focus of Roman Catholic worship as a symbol of the Lord’s love. As a graphic representation of an inverted triangle, this symbolizes a vessel in which love is poured or carried.

The heart symbol has evolved over the centuries for today, the heart symbol best expresses LOVE on all levels. True enough today, the heart symbol is widely recognised not only as a symbol of love but of compassion, joy, and charity.

Ariki New Zealand creators of fine handcrafted New Zealand Jewellery have designed some exquisite pieces to honour this eternal symbol of love – The beautiful Paua Shell heart on our elegant timeless pieces of jewellery symbolises the love of many things – including those for whom we may purchase it.

New Zealand Paua is considered the rarest and most beautiful in the world and is loved by all that may wear it.

SP37 – Soul Mate Pendant – Sterling Silver

Throughout life you may find one person who is unlike any other, someone you can talk to for hours and never get bored, who will listen to you and never judge, they understand you like no other and will be there for you forever no matter what. This person is your soulmate, your best friend and you should never let them go. Our precious Soul mate pendant honours this unique relationship.

Soul Mate Pendant

Christmas Gifts: butterly jewellery, diamond and myriad pendants.

I can never limit myself to just a few pieces of our unique New Zealand Paua Shell Jewellery – I love to tell you all about the special pieces and their meanings. They have actually taken on special unique meanings to me personally and to those for whom I purchase them – each piece captures a special moment in time – a memory perhaps, or a significant occasion. Some of these I will tell you about below:

PE181/PE281 – Butterfly Earrings
PO716/GP716 – Butterfly Brooch – Large

Butterfly earring new zealand

Butterflies remind us of summer, freedom and happiness – nothing says this more than seeing a beautiful butterfly on a hot summer’s day fluttering carefree and effortlessly through the air. Wearing our beautiful butterfly jewellery piece will give you a sense of these lazy hazy summer days.
But to me personally the butterfly also signifies the beginning of the New Year and signals a sense of transformation – a time to evaluate life in its current state and set goals for manifesting change. The butterfly symbolizes transformation and joy. Its dance reflects the need for movement from where we are to our next phase of being. A perfect gift for someone who is contemplating changes in their life.

PO800/GP800 – Diamond Pendant
PE100/PE200 – Diamond Earrings
SE12 – Diamond Earrings – Sterling Silver

Diamond Shaped Earrings

The Diamond, in its rarity and beauty, is a symbol of purity and innocence, of love and fidelity, and embraces strength of character, ethics, and faithfulness to oneself and others. We have stylised our gorgeous diamond shaped Paua Shell jewellery piece to embrace these characteristics.

Christmas and New Year are perfect times to honour those most precious people in your life and to give a token of your affection to show them your love, as a memento of your special relationships.

PO802/GP802 – Myriad Pendant

I have left the best until last – My most absolute favourite in our New Zealand Paua Shell Jewellery Collection – this gorgeous large oval pendant showcases the myriad of iridescent colours of the Paua Shell or “sea opal” to perfection. It reminds me so much of the colours of gorgeous country of New Zealand and the Ocean surrounding our island nation.
I wear this beautiful piece of jewellery with pride for industry in which I am lucky enough to be a part of and to me it symbolises all that makes Ariki New Zealand Paua Shell Jewellery precious and unique.

Myriad Pendant

Teardrop Pendant

Christmas Gifts: Hug, Twist and Teardrop Jewellery

Christmas time is also the ideal time in our lives to stop and take time out, to reflect on those people who are most important to us – our special relationships with Friends and family. Please let me show you a few of my most favourite pieces of Ariki New Zealand Paua Shell jewellery to give as perfect gifts to honour these relationships.

PO584/GP584 – Hug Pendant

What better time to remind someone that means a lot to you how you feel than Christmas? Our Hug Pendant would make the perfect gift. A hug given by a loved one is certainly something to be treasured forever and our Hug Pendant symbolises this special moment in time.

Hug Jewellery

PO885/GP885 – Oval Twist Pendant

Abalone Jewelry

The twist at the top of this gorgeous piece of fine jewellery is stylised on the unfurling fronds of a native fern bush – a symbol of new life unfolding. To me it also represents new beginnings – whether it be the birth of a child or the beginning of a new relationship. This would make a unique and precious gift for Christmas for that special someone in your life.

PE386/PE486 – Teardrop Hoop Earrings
PE339/PE439 – Teardrop Earrings
PE141/PE241 – Teardrop Swirl Dangle Earrings
PO874/GP874 – Teardrop Swirl Pendant
SE8 – Teardrop Hoop Earrings – Sterling Silver
SE5 – Teardrop Earrings Sterling Silver
SP15 – Teardrop Pendant – Sterling Silver

Teardrop crystals symbolize the end of tears and beginning of joy and happiness.
To the native people of New Zealand, The Maori a teardrop is called a Roimata, The Roimata is often called the comfort stone as traditionally the Roimata was given as a token of sympathy during times of sadness, and as a way to acknowledge someone’s loss and offer reassurance that they are not alone in their grief. Many people use the symbol of Roimata to convey reassurance and it is a powerful healing symbol also.
Today, Roimata can be a way to acknowledge that life can be tough and when people we love experience difficult times and struggles, we can let them know that they are cared for. Roimata allows us to show that although we cannot walk the path for someone, we care and we can walk alongside them through their struggles. When we face adversity and seek to remind ourselves that the world and universe is perfect, despite (and often because of) our problems, Roimata can be a token to encourage us to hang on in there.
The beautiful Teardrop or Roimata shaped Paua Shell cabochons our creators place in these elegant pieces of fine New Zealand jewellery are sure to convey these emotions to anyone you may gift them to.

Real New Zealand Jewelry

PE125/PE225 – Double Twist Earrings
PO884/GP884 – Double Twist Pendant
SE10 – Double Twist Earrings – Sterling Silver
SP29 – Double Twist Pendant – Sterling Silver

A very strong and long lasting design, the double twist represents a spiritual merger of two people for eternity. Although the lives of loved ones will take different paths, they will always be connected, crossing each-other in life or death. It is a potent statement of loyalty, friendship and love. Our stunning designs also hold a circular cabochon nestled preciously within the bottom twist.

Twist Pendant

Marlborough New Zealand Jewelry

Christmas Gifts: ideal for the New Zealand summer!

Christmas and summer holidays this year for me will be spent relaxing in the Marlborough Sounds with family and friends. I am looking forward to spending time in this most beautiful part of the country and in my opinion the world!
I have a few special people who have offered their hospitality as well as their boat to take us all out into the water surrounding my home – and I thought that there is no better way to thank them for this hospitality that to gift them a unique and special piece of New Zealand Paua Shell Jewellery – here are a few that remind me of these beautiful surroundings.

Dolphin Jewellery

PE332/PE432 – Dolphin Earrings
PO862/GP862 – Dolphin Pendant
PE370/PE470 – Dolphin Earrings with Heart
PB904/GB904 – Dolphin Bangle
PO556/GP556 – Dolphin Pendant with Ball
SP2 – Dolphin Pendant – Sterling Silver

I am lucky enough to live in Waikawa Bay at the top of the South Island of New Zealand and one of the highlights of those visiting the nearby Sounds is witnessing the graceful majestic Dolphins playing in the water.
The Dolphins playful nature is a reminder that everyone needs to play sometimes just for the sheer joy of it, to take time out of our busy lives and experience life as a child does.
They are also very caring and nurturing creatures… to both their own and to humans who visit their home in the sea. Purchasing any one of our beautiful unique Dolphin jewellery for someone you hold near and dear would certainly be a gift they would treasure for a lifetime.

Dophin Earring

Fish Hook Pendant

Traditionally to our native people of New Zealand, The Maori, fish hooks were extremely important both culturally and as a method to gather food for their whanau or family. Maori Legend holds that the North Island of New Zealand was once a huge fish that was caught by the great mariner, Maui, using only a woven line and a hook made from the jawbone of his grandmother. The fish hook denotes the importance of fishing to the Maori people of New Zealand and their strong relationship to Tangaroa, the god of the sea.
Ariki New Zealand designers have created several unique and precious pieces of jewellery to honour this historical importance.

PO553/GP553 – Filigree Hook Pendant

The beautiful kowhaiwhai or scroll like patterns on this classic fish hook pendant are designed to represent the importance and significance of family, relationships and connections. The fish hook itself is believed to bring peace prosperity and good health. What better way to honour a special loved one than to wear this stunning piece of jewellery?

Filigree Hook Pendant

Hei Matau

PE133/PE233 – Hei matau Earrings
PO574/GP574 – Hei matau small teardrop Pendant
PO538/GP538 – Hei matau large teardrop Pendant
SP12 – Hei matau Sterling Silver Pendant

The fishhook or Hei matau design on these beautiful pieces of unique New Zealand Jewellery symbolizes prosperity, abundance, good health, a respect for the sea, and the life in it. Individuals wearing this symbol will personify the above traits and the gesture of gifting this stunning piece of jewellery will effectively be wishing these traits upon the recipient.

Hei Matau Pendant

New Year Gifts

Christmas Gifts: reflecting and finding balance for the New Year

Shapes – Shapes are found everywhere in our lives – and sometimes it is good to take time out to just stop and actually see them – to take notice of their lines and their meanings. Christmas holidays are the perfect time to stop and reflect on your year gone by and forward to the New Year ahead.

Yin Yang Pendant

PO576/GP576

One important thing I value in life is balance – the balance between work and rest, between family and friends and between busyness and relaxation.
Our Yin Yang Pendant is the perfect reminder of these factors.
On one side we have a stunning Paua Shell Cabochon with its crystal iridescent colours and on the other a solid panel embellished with patterns.
Christmas holidays are the perfect time to reflect and find this balance. Holidays spent with family and friends while enjoying the festive season are surely memories to be cherished. Just as this unique piece of New Zealand jewellery would be cherished by its wearer.

Yin Yang Pendant

Ovoids

PE135/PE235 – Ovoid Earrings
GP911/PO911 – Ovoid Ring
GP845/PO845 – Ovoid Pendant

The precious ovoid or egg shaped Paua Shell cabochon is nestled gently inside the elegant frame of these fine pieces of jewellery. Certainly a treasure to behold.
Curved shapes offer rhythm and movement, happiness, pleasure and generosity. They are seen as more feminine than sharp shapes and our perfect oval of the Ovoid is no exception.

 

Ovoid Pendant

 

Ovals

PE174/PE274 – Ornate Oval Earrings
PO834/GP834 – Plain Oval Pendant
PO950/GP950 – Scalloped Oval Bracelet

The soft curve of the oval Paua Shell Cabochon in this beautiful jewellery piece is very feminine, elegant and timeless, it is sure to add glamour and appeal to any special outfit on any occasion – including those special Christmas parties. The sleek curves of the double bands below add to this femininity.
To accessorise these beautiful earrings I team them up with the Plain Oval Pendant and the Scalloped Oval Bracelet – a perfect match of fine New Zealand Jewellery.

Scalloped Oval Bracelet

 

Rectangle

PB939/GB939 – Rectangle Bangle

Continuing with the shapes theme – Our Rectangle Bangle is a classical statement piece of jewellery – The rectangle shape of the Paua Shell Cabochon shows the beautiful colours of the shell in its full glory – a myriad of colours which change with the angle at which they are viewed.
This is a perfect statement piece for that special lady in your life.

Rectangle Bangle

Long Bar

PE124/PE224 – Long Bar Earrings

These beautiful stunning long bar earrings represent understated elegance and sophistication. The striking combination of smooth sleek lines and the beauty of the Paua Shell Cabochon combine to make a set of jewellery that can be worn with pride – the perfect accessory to our Rectangle Bangle.

Long Bar Earrings