Traditionally the native New Zealand people, The Maori, were fishermen. Their main food source was the sea so a fish hook of high quality was a valuable item to posses.
Worn around the neck the hook became a symbol of prosperity, abundance, good health, power, authority, and respect for the sea and its life in it. It is also believed to provide good luck and safety while traveling over water. Our stunning Hei Matau jade freeform pendant is sure to afford the wearer these attributes.
Approximate measurements: 25mm x 28mm
Necklace cord included
Jewellery box included
ARIKI – Nephrite Jade Freeform Jewellery
Ariki Jade is carefully crafted to the highest standard of workmanship.
Ariki New Zealand Jewellery
Ariki is one of the largest New Zealand jewellery manufacturers, making high quality natural jewellery since 1932. Ariki’s Paua Shell Jewellery (in American English: Paua Shell Jewelry) – features Paua shell, which is unique for intense blue, purple and green colours. Paua is a member of the Abalone family and is only found in the clean, clear coastal waters of New Zealand . Only the best graded shells are selected for Ariki jewellery. Paua is a governed by a quota system which ensures that it is a sustainable resource.
Paua Shell Jewellery is available in 22ct Gold Plate, Palladium and Sterling Silver.
Also a wide selection of Nephrite Jade and New Zealand Icons are available.