New Zealand Maori (New Zealand’s indigenous inhabitants) call the ocean Moana and in particular the ocean which surrounds our island nation Te moana-nui-a-kiwa.
This breathtakingly striking pendant symbolises this mighty ocean – the swirls of the Paua Shell Cabochon mimic those of the deep ocean from which it was harvested.
The oval shape itself stands as a sign of uniqueness and a zest for life, celebrating the creative mind and a kindred spirit in the risk-takers who dive deep under the water to retrieve our precious Paua Shell.
We are then able to use this unique shell to create the beautiful handcrafted jewellery pieces you see here on our website.
- 22 Carat Gold Plate
- Approximate measurements: 25mm x 43mm
- Supplied on an 18 inch chain. Jewellery box included
Caring for your Ariki jewellery
A silver cloth is the perfect partner to care for your Ariki jewellery. A quick rub over the cabochon and the setting from time to time will ensure that it remains in sparkling condition, provided that the following advice is followed:
Never expose the jewellery to detergents, perfumes or hair sprays. Ingredients in these items can penetrate the lacquer and cause damage to the cabochon (shell) and sometimes to the setting.
As with any item of jewellery it is advisable to remove it prior to participating in any vigorous activity that may cause damage through contact.
If swimming ALWAYS remove your jewellery. Swimming pool chemicals will harm the cabochon and will eventually also cause harm to the setting and plating. Ocean swimming will harm the setting and will eventually lift the protective lacquer on the cabochon and allow dirt and grit to damage the cabochon.