The native New Zealand people the Maori often tell of the ancient legend of their God Tane who ascended to the uppermost heavens to obtain the three baskets (Kete) of knowledge.
Ko te kete tuauri – knowledge of ritual, memory & prayer
Ko te kete tuatea – knowledge that is evil & harmful to mankind
Ko te kete aronui – knowledge to help mankind.
Our triple twist freeform jade pendant honors this legend and reminds the wearer of their own journey through life striving for knowledge, education and enlightenment, to become better people.
Approximate measurements: 21mm x 38mm
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.