Ariki

Ariki Teardrop Greenstone Pendant (Roimata) W22

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  • $42.50
  • Regular price $85.00
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For Maori, the native New Zealand people the Roimata shape of our Genuine New Zealand Greenstone pendant stands for healing and comfort, and reassurance and is often called the comfort stone.
Traditionally the Roimata was given as a token of sympathy during times of sadness, and offer reassurance that they were not alone.
Today, Roimata can be a way to acknowledge that life can be tough, when people we love experience difficult times we can let them know that they are cared for. It allows us to show that although we cannot walk the path for someone, we care and we can walk alongside them.
This unique and beautiful piece of genuine New Zealand Greenstone or Pounamu as the Maori people have named it, has been hand carved and then lightly oiled to bring out the natural beauty of the stone.

  • Pounamu NZ Nephrite Jade
  • Approximate measurements: 13mm x 4mm
  • Supplied with an adjustable cord. Authenticity Certificate included. 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.