Charm Bracelets – New range (Vicky’s Blog

CHARM BRACELETS

Created from either 22 carat gold plated or palladium chain links our charm bracelets are a perfect way to build a collection of special pieces and memories to take with you wherever you go.

We have produced a range of four charm bracelets to start your collection and each bracelet comes complete with one gorgeous Paua Shell charm already attached.

GP971/PO971 – BRACELET WITH HEART CHARM

The eternal symbol of love – The beautiful Paua Shell heart on our elegant timeless piece of jewellery symbolises the love of many things – including those for whom we may purchase it.

New Zealand Paua is considered the rarest and most beautiful in the world and is loved and treasured by all that may wear it.

GP973/PO973 – BRACELET WITH TURTLE CHARM

Sea turtles have roamed the Earth’s oceans for the last 100 million years. But sea turtle populations are now on the decline.

We have produced an elegant piece of jewellery to immortalise these precious creatures of the sea. I was blessed enough to see one of these majestic creatures myself recently when I snorkelled in the crystal clear waters of New Caledonia and they certainly are a sight to behold.

GP974/PO974 – BRACELET WITH KIWI CHARM

The Kiwi is a native flightless bird unique to New Zealand – just as unique as our beautiful Paua.

It is widely known as an iconic symbol of our country as well as being the colloquial name fondly given to all New Zealanders.  Our cute wee Kiwi jewellery piece symbolises our national pride and is truly treasured by all that wear it.

What a perfect way to honour this pride and memories of our beautiful country by wearing the cute wee Kiwi Charm on your bracelet.

GP975/PO975 – BRACELET WITH KANGAROO CHARM

The kangaroo is a marsupial with large, powerful hind legs, large feet adapted for leaping, a long muscular tail for balance, and a small head.

These animals native to Australia, are the unofficial symbol for the country.

Charm Bracelets

Our beautiful piece of jewellery may be worn with pride by both Australians and those who have visited this beautiful country and seen this majestic animal for themselves.

New Range of Products – Vicky’s Blog

Hello everyone it seems like such a long time since I have sat down and “talked to you” but life at Ariki New Zealand and beyond gets very busy at times! With so many new and exciting things happening along the way!

Let me introduce the newest addition to our family, my precious “princess” – Granddaughter Alaska who was born on 7th January 2019 – the perfect New Year’s present.

Her big brother Oaklyn just adores her as you will see from the photo below.

It is just the same here at Ariki New Zealand Ltd. We have recently launched a brand new lot of products to add to our range!

I absolutely love new things!! And it is so exciting to see them go right through from the design process to the initial prototypes and beyond to the final product.

So also let me also introduce to you Ariki New Zealand’s latest “offspring”. Follow this blog for updates in the upcoming days!

Cruising Blog: Maré Island. Our last stop.

Our last stop of this magnificent cruise was to the island paradise of Maré Island which is the second-largest of the Loyalty Islands, in the archipelago of New Caledonia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean.
I couldn’t believe the colour of the water, it was unlike anything I could have imagined. Photos can’t capture the raw beauty of the place, it was unbelievable. The beautiful green of the palm trees and plants can’t be described!
Once we were tendered ashore there were some beautifully dressed locals there to welcome us before we took a bus through the tropical rain forest to a beach called Yejele Beach and oh my goodness – it certainly was paradise. With its crystal clear warm shallow water and coral reef it was perfect for me to go snorkelling and see tropical fish of all colours and sizes, sea turtles and even a snake – although I made sure not to get too close to that!!
Such a relaxing location – a lovely place to rest and soak up the sun before heading home to cooler climes. The best beach I have ever visited

This trip was my first ever cruise and all in all I had the most wonderful time and will most definitely be doing more!

Cruising Blog: Port Vila, Vanuatu

Early next morning I was woken by the sound of music wafting through our balcony door. I pulled back the curtain to find that we had arrived in the picturesque harbour side capital of Port Vila Vanuatu.

Some of the brightly dressed Vanuatu locals were there to welcome us ashore with a smile and a lilting song as the heat of the day hit us.

Hard to believe that just a few days earlier we had been in the cooler spring days in New Zealand.

Port Vila is the trading centre and capital of Vanuatu. It’s perfectly located around a beautiful harbour on the south-western coast of the island of Efate. 

We were taken by one of the local Taxi drivers on a tour of the capital, stopping at several high points of the island – providing jaw dropping views over the amazing landscape, tropical rainforests spread down onto the coastline which was met by white sand beaches and crystal clear azure coloured waters.

We visited a local coffee factory which had one of the best coffees I have ever tasted and then it was onto a tour through the dirt streets of a local village. Certainly an eye opener to compare the living conditions of the local people to how we live back home in New Zealand. But regardless of their simple conditions they definitely showed us that they are a happy friendly people.

Vanuatu

About the Cruising Blog:

I am so excited to tell you all about my latest adventure!! I have recently spent ten days cruising on a ship around the Pacific Ocean!!!! It was absolutely awesome from start to finish!! Follow this blog for more about my trip.

Cruising Blog: Lifou, New Caledonia

The next morning dawned just as warm and sunny as the previous day as we sailed into the small port of Lifou. Tender boats carried us ashore this time as the waters were way too shallow for our massive ship to dock.

Lifou is the largest island in the archipelago of coral atolls known as the Loyalty Islands. Long stretches of white sand beach, small coves, limestone caves, grottos and imposing cliffs gave the island one of the most dramatic landscapes I had ever seen.

I was left speechless by the beautiful beaches as I arrived ashore, shaded by palms and other native trees, they front the warm, crystal clear waters of the Coral Sea and we spent the day here snorkelling, swimming, or just lying on the soft, white sand. 

The brightly dressed, bubbly friendly locals provided stalls laden with handmade crafts, trinkets and freshly picked coconuts which they topped and served to us with a straw to drink the coconut milk before eating the sweet white flesh. The best coconut I have ever tasted!

The day went by far too quickly and it was soon time to board the tenders to the ship ready for another wonderful evening of live entertainment and gastronomic food.

About the Cruising Blog:

I am so excited to tell you all about my latest adventure!! I have recently spent ten days cruising on a ship around the Pacific Ocean!!!! It was absolutely awesome from start to finish!! Follow this blog for more about my trip.