Akeake leaf earrings in sterling silver

Every single one of these earrings is unique as they are made from a single, real life, leaf.  I pick them, press them, roll them, saw them out and bring out the veining patterns within – ready for you to wear.  Beautiful taonga from the ngahere for your taringa.

The versatile and hard-working Akeake (Dodonaea viscosa), meaning ‘ forever forever’.  Akeake is an exceptionally hard wood much favoured by Maori for making taiaha, patu and other weapons. It was also used to make garden implements, walking sticks, stern pieces on waka, beams in housing and more.   Medicinally it was useful for treating burns, treat toothache and reduce fever.  The leaves were also used for scent. Tough, durable and the heaviest of woods in Aotearoa, its no surprise it is called ‘forever forever’!

These earrings twist and move as you do, making you feel gorgeous. And they are a fabulous talking point – people are always commenting on and complimenting me on mine!   Let your individuality shine through with these one of a kind silver akeake leaf earrings.

  • Sterling silver 925
  • 92mm from Hook to tip. 
  • One of a kind taonga

💚Now every taonga you purchase helps us to carve a taonga for EVERY tamariki in care in Aotearoa. You can read more about our Tū Māia project here. Ngā mihi mahana for your support of this kaupapa!💚

 

$180.00

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