Long Tangiwai Toki earrings

If you are looking for earrings that convey confidence and strength these are the ones for you. Long toki earrings that are also surprisingly light. The unique character of the stone is on display here, as one toki earring has a streak of minerals running through it like a lightning strike.  These earrings have wahine toa written all over them.

  • One of a kind pounamu earrings 
  • Total length 97mm. Pounamu 75mm
  • Hung on our handmade sterling silver hoops
The Story

The Toki was one of the most important tool for Māori and were used for any number of everyday jobs such as cutting down trees, carving out waka, digging ground, Moa hunting and food preparations. Because the toki had to be strong to endure the cutting and scraping motions of its use it became a symbol of strength(particularity in time of adversity), courage and fortitude. It was also worn by elders as a symbol of power, wisdom and authority.

 

$180.00

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