CRISP APPLE - Named after the beautiful colour of this glorious stone; a light and semi-translucent green. This is a marvellous, unique manaia pendant carved for us by Ross Crump. It has been hand carved from New Zealand Inanga jade - a beautiful crisp green, and rare, Jade.
Take a close look at the photos and the brief video. There is a lot of detail in this carving - lots happening, but carved with precision and a great feel for the material.
This manaia has the head of a bird and the tail of a fish. The central body is decorated with a beautifully carved hook and koru - all important symbols in the South Pacific.
This piece exhibits all the hallmarks of Ross Crumps' work - fine detailed carving, a wonderful balance and exceptional jade.
A great gift for someone important to you (or as a special gift for yourself).
If you've ever travelled down to the West Coast of New Zealand, that is home to this marvellous stone, you'll appreciate the beauty of this region - and this is a little piece of that magic!
This carving will be delivered to you with DHL Express Courier on a hand plaited adjustable cord. We will include our 'Kia Ora' cards, which explains the meaning behind the Manaia, Hook and Koru design.
Meaning: Guide ~ Protect ~ Purity
Artist: Ross Crump
Material: New Zealand Inanga Jade
Finish: High Polish
Cord: Kalahari Cord with Wapiti Brown Floret and Slip Knots
Size: 57mm (2.2") long; 28mm (1.1") wide