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

Hei Matau and Waves


Carrying on from my last blog – here are some more of my favourite precious New Zealand Jewellery in the Paua Shell and Jade “water inspired” range from my beloved Ariki New Zealand – a place at which I am very proud to say I play a small role.

PE233/PE133 – Hei matau Earrings

GP538/PO538 – Hei matau large Teardrop Pendant

The fishhook or Hei matau design on this beautiful set of jewellery symbolizes prosperity, abundance, good health, a respect for the sea, and the life in it. This stunning set are very dear to me as I too have much love and respect for the sea in the Marlborough sounds near my home.

In the tradition of the Maori people of New Zealand legend has it 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.

Their legends also say that the shape of Hawke Bay is that of the hei matau, which caught in the fish’s side on the beach. The Māori name for the North Island, Te Ika a Maui (“The fish of Maui”) reflects this legend.

For the Māori, the hei matau is taonga (a cultural treasure). It represents not only their land, but also prosperity, fertility and safe passage over water. They also denote the importance of fishing to Māori, and their relationship to Tangaroa god of the sea.

Traditionally the wearer of a Hei-Matau was seen as being a provider and protector who was strong willed and determined to succeed in life.

However I wear my Hei Matau earrings and Pendant as a set not only to honour our place by the sea but also because of their unique handcrafted beauty.

GP504/PO504    Waves Pendant

GO504  Waves Pendant

SP7        Ocean Pendant – Sterling Silver

Paua Waves Pendant - Ariki New Zealand Jewellery
Nephrite Jade Waves Pendant - New Zealand Jewellery
Ocean Pendant - Sterling Silver SP7

My Waves and Sterling Silver Ocean pendants are just stunning and remind me that there is nothing as incredibly beautiful as the waves of an ocean breaking onto the shore signifying the unstoppable strength of nature.

I am lucky enough to live with this right on my “doorstep” and I often have the good fortune to spend time just sitting watching the mighty ocean as it meets the land on the beach outside of my home.

Not only is my view very interesting, but it is always very serene regardless of the weather, and incredibly beautiful.

I find the time I spend here contemplating the scenery and the waves to be both relaxing and rejuvenating as the energy of the sea surrounds me.

When the weather is warmer I love to swim in the ocean – feeling the gently waves caressing me gently as I cool down in the clear waters.

Whenever I wear my Waves pendant or my precious Sterling Silver Ocean pendant they serve as a beautiful unique reminder of these precious times in or near the ocean.

Jewelry Gifts from Ariki New Zealand


If you will spend Valentine’s Day, wedding anniversary or any special occasion with your loved ones, you may now be worried on what to give her a gift. Well, there are lots of choices in store for you and for your satisfaction. You can give her flowers, books, chocolates and a lot of things, so far.

Nevertheless, that very special gift a woman usually appreciates on her special occasion is jewelry. It is not just for the purpose of completing a getup. Each time that jewelry is worn, it will remind her of you as the giver. This is something that she can proudly show off to her classmates and friends.

Now, the main question is what kind of jewelry you think you can give to your girlfriend or wife? Where do you think is the best place to buy this? Worry no more since there is a better place to shop amazing and unique jewelry gifts with jewelry gifts from Ariki New Zealand.

Ariki is a NZ designer and manufacturer based in Blenheim. Ariki is the largest manufacture of jewelries in NZ that specializes in Paua shell jewelry, gift items and souvenir. They also have a wide selection of greenstone and black lipped mother of pearl jewelry products for women and men. These usually include bracelets, pendants, earrings, brooches, tiepins and bangles.

There are lots of jewelry gifts available at Ariki New Zealand. Prior to ordering one, you need to consider the taste of the receiver. What type of jewelry does she usually wear? Does she love wearing necklaces, earrings, rings or bracelets? Is her jewelry chunky and big? Is it delicate and thin? What type of colors and styles does she love to have? If you see her wearing blue quite often, it is a safe bet to buy her jewelry in those colors.

At Ariki New Zealand, you can find any types of jewelry gifts. You can also find a wide selection of the following:

  • Bracelets and bangles
  • Cufflinks and tie bars
  • Earrings
  • Indigenous products
  • Bbrooches
  • Jewellery
  • NZ jewellery
  • Necklaces
  • Religious jewelries
  • Rings
  • Sea life
  • Pendant

All of the parts needed in making Ariki jewelry gifts collection are sourced out from Ariki’s factory. But not like other jewelry manufacturer based in New Zealand, the NZ based company has employed skilled workers to make high quality products that are most deserved by the customers.

Ariki’s jewelries actually need extra care. Thus, never let them get exposed to perfumes, detergents as well as hair sprays. The substances coming from these products penetrate the lacquer and lead only to damage. It is also suggested to remove Ariki’s jewellery before participating in any activity.

If you look for the best and most unique jewelry gifts for the special occasion, look no further than jewelry gifts from Ariki New Zealand. Aside from being fashionable and unique, the selections are also reasonable and affordable. Call the company now for jewelry gifts or shop now!