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New Year Gifts

Christmas Gifts: reflecting and finding balance for the New Year

New Year Gifts

Shapes – Shapes are found everywhere in our lives – and sometimes it is good to take time out to just stop and actually see them – to take notice of their lines and their meanings. Christmas holidays are the perfect time to stop and reflect on your year gone by and forward to the New Year ahead.

Yin Yang Pendant

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One important thing I value in life is balance – the balance between work and rest, between family and friends and between busyness and relaxation.
Our Yin Yang Pendant is the perfect reminder of these factors.
On one side we have a stunning Paua Shell Cabochon with its crystal iridescent colours and on the other a solid panel embellished with patterns.
Christmas holidays are the perfect time to reflect and find this balance. Holidays spent with family and friends while enjoying the festive season are surely memories to be cherished. Just as this unique piece of New Zealand jewellery would be cherished by its wearer.

Yin Yang Pendant

Ovoids

PE135/PE235 – Ovoid Earrings
GP911/PO911 – Ovoid Ring
GP845/PO845 – Ovoid Pendant

The precious ovoid or egg shaped Paua Shell cabochon is nestled gently inside the elegant frame of these fine pieces of jewellery. Certainly a treasure to behold.
Curved shapes offer rhythm and movement, happiness, pleasure and generosity. They are seen as more feminine than sharp shapes and our perfect oval of the Ovoid is no exception.

Ovoid Pendant

Ovals

PE174/PE274 – Ornate Oval Earrings
PO834/GP834 – Plain Oval Pendant
PO950/GP950 – Scalloped Oval Bracelet

The soft curve of the oval Paua Shell Cabochon in this beautiful jewellery piece is very feminine, elegant and timeless, it is sure to add glamour and appeal to any special outfit on any occasion – including those special Christmas parties. The sleek curves of the double bands below add to this femininity.
To accessorise these beautiful earrings I team them up with the Plain Oval Pendant and the Scalloped Oval Bracelet – a perfect match of fine New Zealand Jewellery.

Scalloped Oval Bracelet

Rectangle

PB939/GB939 – Rectangle Bangle

Continuing with the shapes theme – Our Rectangle Bangle is a classical statement piece of jewellery – The rectangle shape of the Paua Shell Cabochon shows the beautiful colours of the shell in its full glory – a myriad of colours which change with the angle at which they are viewed.
This is a perfect statement piece for that special lady in your life.

Rectangle Bangle

Long Bar

PE124/PE224 – Long Bar Earrings

These beautiful stunning long bar earrings represent understated elegance and sophistication. The striking combination of smooth sleek lines and the beauty of the Paua Shell Cabochon combine to make a set of jewellery that can be worn with pride – the perfect accessory to our Rectangle Bangle.

Long Bar Earrings
Tin Yang Soap Bubbles

Yin Yang Pendant – Paua Shell

Tin Yang Soap Bubbles

Yin Yang Pendant GP576/PO576   

Yin / Yang: Two halves that together complete wholeness. Providing Balance.

Yin is characterised as slow, soft, yielding, and is associated with water, earth, the moon, femininity, and night-time. Perfectly symbolised by our beautiful Paua Shell Cab with its crystal, iridescent colours of greens pinks, turquoise and blues.

Yang, by contrast, is fast, hard, solid, focused, hot, dry, and is associated with fire, sky, the sun, masculinity and daytime. Featured on our piece as the solid side the pendant also features traditional Aboriginal art work to symbolise these characteristics.

The yin yang meaning and symbol date back to ancient China. The symbol represents the belief that everything in the universe consists of two forces that are opposing but complementary.

You can witness the perfection of yin and yang in nature. There is birth (spring), growth (summer), aging (fall), and death (winter). The cycle then begins anew with spring. This is nature’s cycle of existence in balance and harmony.

Other examples of yin yang:

Ocean tides: The tides are cyclical and rise and fall in a never-ending continuous motion. I witness these forces almost daily from the ocean which laps gently on the shore in the bay in which I live.

Day and night: The turning of the Earth generates the pattern of the rising sun and the setting sun. This generates day and night.

I wear this gorgeous elegant piece to restore my “balance”, realigning my spirit and ultimately making me feel calm, energised and alive just as I do when I am standing looking at the idyllic view of the ocean.

Elegant timeless statement pieces of jewellery

This week I want to introduce to you two elegant timeless statement pieces of jewellery.
Our statement piece the Oblong stylises traditional Aboriginal art work.
From the beginning of time the Aborigines have told “Dreamtime” stories to each generation in order to keep their stories in their culture alive and to educate their people about their place on earth.
Stories are told about the stars, planets, the land, animals, “bush tucker”, hunting and ancestors through Aboriginal Art to help tell the stories of their history and culture.

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The artwork on our beautiful pendant symbolises some of the native flora and fauna of the awe inspiring country of Australia. But you will agree with me when I say that this striking piece of jewellery could be inspired by any countries surroundings. A treasure to behold.
Yin / Yang : Two halves that together complete wholeness. Providing Balance.
Yin is characterised as slow, soft, yielding, and is associated with water, earth, the moon, femininity, and night-time. Perfectly symbolised by our beautiful Paua Shell Cab with its crystal, iridescent colours of greens pinks, turquoise and blues.

Yang, by contrast, is fast, hard, solid, focused, hot, dry, and is associated with fire, sky, the sun, masculinity and daytime. Featured on our piece as the solid side the pendant also features traditional Aboriginal art work to symbolise these characteristics.
This elegant piece will restore the wearers balance, realigning their spirit and ultimately making them feel calm, energised and alive.

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