Tamanuiterā – large round pounamu earrings

Tamanuiterā, the sun, making his journey though the sky.  The pūrākau tells how Tamanuiterā splits the year between his two beautiful wives, Hine Takurua, the Winter Maid, and Hine Raumati, the Summer Maid. Hine Takurua lives  on the ocean and is connected to the foods of the sea. Hine Raumati lives on the land supporting all the food that grows on Papatūānuku. This story speaks to how Māori understand the connection between the path of the sun and the changing seasons.

In the vibrant Marsden Flower Jade, these earrings are stunning and light up when the sun is behind you. They twist and move in your ears, making you feel gorgeous and strong, with the strength of pounamu.

We only have 3 pairs of these brilliantly coloured earrings so if you are keen on them don’t hesitate, our earrings never sit around long on the website.

***Please note, the photo of the earring in my ear seems to have picked up a green colouring. Please use this as a size guide only, the colour of the white background photos is true to life.

We weigh each earring to ensure they are a good weight to wear all day long.    A beautiful gift and perfect for every occasion.

  • Flower Jade pounamu from Te Tai Poutini
  • Sterling silver hooks, made by us
  • 62mm from Hoop to tip. Pounamu 47mm diameter
  • 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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