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A wonderful toki carved from Marsden Jade. This piece is a beautiful semi-translucent jade with pale striations throughout the stone. We've bound this with a black cord and binding to let the stone shine! Backlit, you'll see the wonderful internal structure of this rare pounamu - this is a gorgeous piece that is suitable for anyone to wear.
The toki, or adze, is a symbol of strength. Traditionally, the adze was a key survival tool, so the owner of a good one was believed to be strong and powerful. It is a symbol of authority.
This shape is derived from a chisel tool used by the Māori people of Aotearoa (New Zealand) to carve their great canoes and carved detailing on their meeting houses. It was an essential tool in their daily lives, and a good quality jade adze was a prized possession.
Take a moment to view the video - this will give you a perfect idea of the colour nuances in this beautiful piece of jade. They are very subtle but add a lot of character to this piece.
We will deliver this to you with DHL Express Courier and will provide this pendant on an adjustable black cord. We will also include one of our 'Kia Ora' cards, which explains the meaning behind the Toki design.
Meaning: Courage ~ Wisdom ~ Authority
Material: New Zealand Marsden Jade
Cord: Black Cord and Binding; Length: Adjustable
Artist: Raegan Bregmen
Size: 75mm (2.9") long, 25mm (1") wide at the bottom