In Greenstone carving the koru is said to represent new beginnings, growth and re-generation. We know it symbolizes the fern frond seen in New Zealand’s native bush because of the native New Zealand people, the Maori, proverb that speaks of rebirth and growth:
“Ka hinga atu he tete-kura – ka hara-mai he tete-kura”
“As one fern frond dies – one is born to take it’s place”
Approximate measurements: 25mm x 30mm
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.