The Aboriginal people (native Australian people) traditionally used the gum-leaf as a musical instrument. As the name suggests, the tree leaf was held against the lips and blown. Originally intended to imitate bird-calls, the gum-leaf can also be used to play tunes. Our striking Gum leaf brooch with it’s stunning Paua Shell Cabochon has a traditional timeless elegance all of its own.
Approximate dimensions: 50mm x 20mm
22 carat gold plate (also available in palladium plate)
Jewellery box included
ARIKI – Paua Shell Jewellery – Made in New Zealand
Ariki is the biggest jewellery manufacturer in New Zealand, making high quality natural jewellery since 1932. Ariki features Paua Shell (Haliotis Iris) – a shell unique for intense blue, purple and green colours. Divers harvest Paua from the clean, clear coastal waters of New Zealand and only the best grades are selected for Ariki jewellery. Paua is a governed by a quota system which ensures that it is a sustainable resource.