Small pounamu earrings – Maunga

We know there are days when you just need a nice pair of small pounamu earrings that give you that ‘pop’ of fabulous.  If that’s what you are looking for, then look no further then these gorgeous Tangiwai pounamu maunga earrings.  With a snowy white rind that makes the lush green Tangiwai pop, these earrings are the bush-clad maunga with snowy mountain peaks.  What’s more, with the sun behind you these earrings are simply magic as the forest springs to life.  The faceted edges add a touch of class to these earthy delights.  Light enough for wearing every day, everywhere and stunning enough to go from work to a night out, looking fabulous all the way. Earthy and grounding, these earrings would be the perfect gift for the traveller who wants to take a little bit of home with them.  Let you maunga keep you connected to who you are.


We handmake our sterling silver kidney hooks to close on a hinge ensuring your earrings can not fall from your ears.


The Story

Your maunga is so important to who you are that it is the first thing you share in your pepeha, or introduction.  Maunga are strong and resilient, they can be shaken but will not break.  They are shaped over millennia by weathering, just as we are shaped by our life experiences.  The qualities of maunga are timelessness, strength, fortitude, power, beauty, inspiration and honesty(maunga are unchanging).

Maunga are the heights of the feminine beauty of Papatūānuku.  They are Papatūānuku tendrils of love, reaching high for Ranginui.  Ranganui always resides with Papatuanuku wherever her maunga pierce the veil of the sky.

Maunga are also the entranceway into Papatūānuku.  They bring emotional stability and strength, for their roots go deeper than their height, down into the very heart of Papatūānuku.


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. To avoid disappointment we recommend you take the opportunity to purchase the piece you love while you can as we cannot guarantee the same colour pounamu will always be available to us
  • We make your maunga 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 distinct 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.  Please contact us if your order is urgent and we will see if we can accommodate your needs.



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