Kahurangi nui on Hiriwa
This stunning necklace is just the perfect taonga if you are looking for something elegant and timeless. With one side a solid lush green and the other including whispy clouds it is a beautiful taonga to look at. And you can wear it either way depending on your mood.
Kahurangi is a rare, highly translucent and vibrantly coloured pounamu. Kahurangi means the cloak of Ranginui and Kahurangi pounamu is named after the clearness of the sky. The small, feather-like markings in the stone give it a cloud effect, but they do not reduce the stone’s clarity. The word kahurangi also indicates nobility and refers to precious jewels.
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. All our chains are certified by the sellers and stamped 925 Sterling silver.
Tim and I both adore this taonga. It is really gorgeous. A little larger than our other dots, this taonga would still suit adult of tamariki a like. Great for wearing every day, it would look equally stunning on a fancy night out.
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 28mm diameter. Chain is approximately 51cm in total length
- Kahurangi Pounamu from Te Tai Poutini
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