Fired Inanga Ira on Hiriwa

This stunning necklace is just the perfect taonga if you are looking for something elegant and timeless. One side shows you the mottled inside of the stone while the other displays the raw beauty of the outer edge of the pounamu.   You can wear it either way depending on your mood.

We named this taonga Fired Inanga because the black markings were caused when the pounamu kohatu was caught in a house fire. This pounamu has endured the heat of the blaze and survived.  Not only survived but made more beautiful for the markings.  Like all of us, we will be burnt by the trials of life, but ultimately we can be made more beautiful for it.  These markings become a part of our story and make us who we are. Our fiery expereinces help us to understand others and to give out more empathy and aroha. They strengthen us and soften us, they give us character and and deeper beauty.

Inanga pounamu is named after the fascinating wee native Inanga fish of Aotearoa. Inanga were a staple food source of Māori and are now part of the ‘Whitebait’ whānau.  Inanga pounamu is named as such because it resembles the silvery grey speckled bodies of Inanga.

Hiriwa is silver.  This dot was so elegant it seemed only right to string it on a sterling silver chain. In our efforts to care for Papatūānuku and her people we decided a long time ago that we would never buy new silver chains as we do not know under what conditions the silver is mined and proceseed, nor the conditions of the labourers working the chains.  So we scour antique and second hand stores to source our sterling silver chain.  While the stamp has been lost over the years, this belcher chain has been certified as 925 Sterling silver by our antique dealer.

This taonga is really beautiful.   The sterling silver belcher chain really sets it off beautifully.

These small dots are really lovely to hold and play with when you need a little pounamu strength in your day. The perfect taonga for wearing every day, it would look equally stunning on a fancy night out.

The Story

We just love the universal significance of dots so much that we wrote a blog about them.  Pop on over here and read all about where the dots come from and why we think they are so important for the world to enjoy.  Let’s all connect the dots and make one big beautiful picture together.

  • One of a kind taonga by Timoti
  • Taonga is 41mm diameter.  Chain is approximately 40cm in total length
  • Inanga Pounamu from Te Tai Poutini




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