Classic pounamu earrings
These classically shaped, long polished pounamu earrings will make you stand taller and feel so very elegant. Making the eye follow your neckline, they emphasize the graceful curves of your collar bone and chest. Furthermore, the thin tips glow as the light shines through. Pull up your hair, throw your shoulders back, get these pounamu earrings on and feel like a pirinihehe in these exquisite beauties.
Pounamu length 72mm, plus hook 95mm total – If you would prefer a set that is slightly longer or shorter let us know in the notes and we can make them to your individual needs.
We hand make our hooks using sustainably sourced sterling silver
Tangiwai is the most ancient form of pounamu. It is bowenite rock, which is different in composition to the more common nephrite.
Tangiwai takes its name from the tears that come from great sorrow. Tangi means “to cry” and wai means “water”, or “tears”. Koko-tangiwai, the longer name for this stone, refers to a deep sorrow that is never completely healed.
The finer points
- We gather the pounamu ourselves, so the type of pounamu we have available to us is always changing depending on what the awa brings to us. If you see something you love, to avoid disappointment we recommend you take the opportunity to purchase it while you can as we cannot guarantee the same colour pounamu will always be available to us
- We carve your earrings to order. Individually hand-carved just for you.
- Please remember that pounamu is a natural material so every taonga we make from this stone will be different due to the unique variations within the stone.
- Precious things take time – please allow up to 14 days from your order to completion of your taonga. If you need your taonga urgently please contact us and we will do our best to accommodate your request.
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