ONE PIECE ONLY
AQUA HEART - with an ocean themed design this piece has a minute aqua speck of colour at the bottom of the koru - a tiny AQUA HEART.
AQUA HEART is a wonderful medium sized, flowing manaia hand carved from New Zealand Auhunga Jade. The body of this stone is a varied green, crisp at the bottom, ascending through shades of milky greens and with a little splash of rusty brown in the manaia's head.
Lit from behind, it glows and you can see the beautiful consistency of the stone. The finish is polished - it has a silky feel in the hand and looks absolutely wonderful.
Ross is a master at creating these complex and varied designs. Here he has the traditional manaia head, a central koru and he has incorporated a fishtail into the design as well.
This produces an interesting symbology:
The Manaia: a mythical being believed to be the invisible light, or aura, surrounding a person. They represent spiritual power and are believed to be the guide that leads the spirits to heaven. They are worn to guide and protect.
The Koru: the Māori word for 'loop'. The spiral shaped koru design represents an unfolding silver fern frond. The circular movement towards an inner coil refers to ‘going back to the beginning’. The unfurling frond itself is symbolic of new life, new beginnings, hope and rebirth.
The WHALE TAIL has quite some significance in Polynesian cultures. Here in new Zealand they are believed to be descendants of Tangaroa - the God of the Oceans. They are regarded as sacred and supernatural beings and are believed to provide guidance and protection.
We will ship AQUA HEART to you with DHL Express Courier on a hand plaited, adjustable Ice White coloured cord with Manuka Green Popper. We will also include our 'Kia Ora' card, explaining the meaning behind the Manaia and Koru design.
Delivered to you with DHL Express Courier
Meaning: Guide ~ Protect ~ Purity ~ Peace
Artist: Ross Crump
Material: New Zealand Auhunga Jade
Cord Colour: Black
Cord Length: Adjustable
Size: 88mm (3.4") long; 49mm (1.9") wide