OVER THE HORIZON - both sides of this Toki are uniquely beautiful. One side has solid dark green tones and on the other side it is flourishing yellow and orange hues... much like that unique light that appears OVER THE HORIZON.
This is a gorgeous pendant. Everything about it is 'spot on'. The stone is a beautiful mix of flower and inanga jades. This mix has produced colours that we rarely see - a unique mix of green and gold. Ric has finished it perfectly! The temptation with stone like this is to overpolish - leaving is in this unique satin matte gives the colour of the jade a depth that really makes it stand out.
Ric has used his steady hand to create a finely streamlined, graceful toki - and with the gorgeous symmetry you can wear it either side.
We'll let the photos, and the video, speak for this gorgeous pendant.
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.
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: Fine Four Plait Black Cord with Black Binding
Size: 75mm (2.9") long; 30mm (1.2") wide