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A fabulous pendant - quite unique and, in our view, a marvellous contemporary design that reflects New Zealand's long tradition in jade carving and art design.

This is a one off piece - a matau/koru pendant carved from distinctive New Zealand Jade Pounamu. Take a look at the video, it shows the colour nuances in the jade Shaun has used. It is a delicate translucent green with some fascinating purple, aubergine tones - unique and very striking.

This piece incorporates traditional New Zealand designs - the matau, or hook, shape and the koru. Shaun has then added his characteristic flair and added a swirl at the top and a 'zephyr' like fin on the tail. It is a very beautiful design 

Shaun has hand carved this with his beautiful craftsmanship - it really is a faultless piece! He has finished it with in a soft polish that glows and highlights the soft, translucent stone.

Watch the brief video we have made of SOUL RELEASE slowly revolving. It will reveal all the angles and subtle variations in colour, and maybe help you imagine how this piece will make you feel when you slip it over your head.

The KORU, represents a young, unfurling fern frond opening and bringing new life and purity to the world. It also represents peace, tranquility and spirituality, along with a strong sense of growth or new beginnings.

The wearer of a HEI-MATAU is seen as a provider and protector who is strong willed and determined to succeed in life - what a lovely sentiment to gift to someone important to you.


Shipped to you with DHL Express Courier and will be provided with our 'Kia Ora Cards' explaining the meaning behind the koru design.

MeaningLoyalty ~ Fresh beginnings ~ Eternal love

Artist: Shaun Gardiner

Material: New Zealand Jade, Pounamu

Cord: Black/Olive/Burgundy Combo Cord with a Burgundy Floret; Length: Adjustable

Size: 64mm (2.5") long, 32mm (1.2") wide

$415.00 NZD
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