OCEAN OASIS - aquamarine Toki, hand carved in New Zealand from wonderful Aotea Stone.
OCEAN OASIS is carved from rare New Zealand Aotea stone. This is a very uncommon and 'hard to find' material which is found in one remote part of New Zealand's South Westland. It is beautiful, a very striking mix of colours with a standout, vibrant green that is really unusual.
OCEAN OASIS is a one-off piece of jewellery. Named because it reminds us of an OCEAN OASIS. The centre on the front side has a dark round circle that reminds us of those wonderful little oases - Pacific Atolls you find in the South Pacific!
Take a look at the photos and watch the very brief video to get a feel for the form and colour of this pendant.
Aotea stone is found in one remote location in the South West of New Zealand. It is rarer than Pounamu and is valued for its beauty. It has long been used by Māori for jewellery, trade and to gift. The wonderful blue colour comes from the mineral Kyanite.
WHY WEAR A TOKI?
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.
These pendants are traditionally worn for strength and courage - to assist through life's challenges.
We will ship this beautiful pendant to you with DHL Express Courier, with a hand plaited and adjustable cord.
Also included, one of our 'Kia Ora' cards, which explains the meaning behind the Toki design.
Delivered to you with DHL Express Courier.
Meaning: Courage ~ Wisdom ~ Authority
Artist: Alex Sands Studio
Material: New Zealand Aotea Stone
Cord: Grey/Manuka/Khaki Combo Cord with Manuka Binding
Size: 103mm (4") long, 39mm (1.5") wide