A stunning large hand carved Toki - COLD FRONT!
Have a look at the video we have taken of this piece slowly rotating. It has a very subtle and beautiful form. The jade has been polished to a silky matte finish - this is an outstanding piece of jewellery.
We'll let the photos, and the video, speak for this gorgeous pendant.
COLD FRONT - it comes at you in a hurry, the temperature drops, and it grabs your attention.
Handcarved from New Zealand Pounamu.
This piece is beautifully carved from a New Zealand jade that has quite a 'glacial' look - milky green with flecks of gold and deeper green.
Imagine a river thundering from the base of a glacier - if you've seen that particular water colour and the darker flashes of stone lifting above the flow - this is what you have here.
Watch the video - this is the best way to see COLD FRONT in its entirety.
THE TOKI - it's history and meaning...
The toki, or adze, is a symbol of strength. The adze was a key survival tool, so the owner of a good one was believed to be strong and powerful. They were used to carve ocean-going waka (sea canoes) and to build central meeting houses so they played a central role in traditional life of māori.
The toki is traditionally worn for strength and courage - to assist through life's challenges.
This is a one-off piece and will make someone very happy!
We also include one of our 'Kia Ora' cards, which explains the meaning behind the Toki design.
Delivered with DHL Express Courier.
Meaning: Courage ~ Wisdom ~ Authority
Artist: Ric Moor
Material: New Zealand Flower Jade
Cord: Black 4-Plait cord; Length: Adjustable
Size: 114mm (4.4") long; 37mm (1.4") wide