Karengo – large round pounamu earrings

Karengo is seaweed red/green sea lettuce that was picked and dried to be eaten over winter months.  This pounamu has the colouring and pattern of karengo, and a special korero around how it is harvested.  You see, this pounamu is found in the cliff faces at the seas edge and could only be harvested at low tide when the cliffs were accessible.  Harvesting this way is no longer allowed, however we were very honoured to be given a small piece of this Karengo pounamu from an old collection.  While we have kept a little for ourselves 😏, we wanted to share some with you all because it is just so incredibly beautiful – we couldn’t keep it to ourselves!

Light enough that you can wear them all day every day without a bother.  Beautiful and vibrant in colour so you won’t go unnoticed in them.

These earrings are so versatile;

Going to a BBQ? These earrings are perfect.

Going to work?  These earrings are perfect.

A night out on the town? These earrings are perfect.

Fancy dinner with the whanau? These earrings are perfect.

Just want some pounamu in your ears? These earrings are perfect.

I have a pair, I wear them all the time.  They have a lovely solidness to them.   These would make a lovely little pounamu gift for the earring lover in your life.

    • Karengo Pounamu from Piopiotahi
    • 67mm from Hoop to tip. Pounamu 50mm diameter
    • Sterling Silver Hooks
    • One of a kind taonga by Timoti

💚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!💚





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