ARCTIC WATERS

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NEW ARRIVAL - from, for us, a NEW CARVER: Ric Moor


A stunning hand carved piece, ARCTIC WATERS!

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.

ARCTIC WATERS - a toki handcarved from New Zealand Pounamu. 

This piece is beautifully carved from a New Zealand jade that has quite a 'glacial' look - milky green with deeper green and black colours interspersed through the stone.

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.

The front face is carved with three facets - two sloping from a central ridge and the third forming the sharp edge of the blade. The whole piece curves gently forward - this creates a toki with two sides and it looks great worn either one to the front.

Watch the video - this is the best way to see ARCTIC WATERS 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: 83mm (3.2") long; 30mm (1.1") wide

$450.00 NZD
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