FORTUITOUS - this Manaia has a gorgeous milky green body with Koru heart, a piece to not only wear but hold in your hands and admire.
A marvellous, organic Manaia that really is all about the beautiful stone - a visually striking piece carved from flower jade with gorgeous, striking contrast in colours.
FORTUITOUS was carved for us by Ross Crump and is a beautiful piece. He predominantly carves freeform pieces and is a master at utilising the natural beauty in any given piece of New Zealand jade. He has worked his magic again with this one, that's for sure!
Take a look at the video to see the shape of the pendant and the nuance in the colours in this piece of jade. This is original and unique, it is a gorgeous shape to wear and hold - a travel companion like no other!
There are two major design elements in this piece:
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.
Provided on a manuka green, adjustable cord with burnt gold popper. We will also include our 'Kia Ora' card, explaining the meaning behind the Manaia and Koru design.
Shipping with Express Courier is included in the price.
Meaning: Guide ~ Protect ~ Purity
Artist: Ross Crump
Material: New Zealand Flower Jade, Pounamu
Cord Colour: Manuka Green Cord with Burnt Gold Popper
Cord Length: Adjustable
Size: 57mm (2.2") long; 39mm (1.5") wide