Little drops of aroha in Speckled Inanga

These little drops of pounamu are little drops of love.   You can purchase a single one as a gift to your loved one so they can wear it and be reminded of you. Or purchase them both and gift them to you your tamariki, your partner, your parents or your best friend as a way of keeping you connected.

Pounamu is all about connection and these little drops of aroha will keep you connected to that which you hold dear.  It may be connection to your whanau, your tūpuna or your whenua. Or perhaps its a connection to a time spent happily, a memory held dear.

These gorgeous little pieces are created from Inanga pounamu. It is named after the popular, and at-risk, native Inanga (Galaxias maculatus) fish, more commonly known as whitebait. Inanga have distinctive silvery bellies and speckles. Hence the name of this silvery speckled pounamu is Inanga.

Inanga are a fascinating wee fish. A few days before a full and new moon from February to May Inanga migrate downstream to the place where freshwater meets seawater coming upstream. They congregate here, waiting for a very high, spring tide so that they can work their way up the bank and lay their eggs in the vegetation. Here the eggs sit and develop until the next Marama Hua (full moon) brings another spring tide allowing the eggs to hatch and be carried downstream. They spend the next months at sea before they migrate upstream as whitebait and grow into adult fish. And the cycle begins again.

The perfect size for newborn pēpē or an elegant pendant for an adult.  Do you need to gift a little drop of aroha today?

⭐️If you are purchasing just one please let us know in the notes if you would like Tahi or Rua toki.

Ahakoa he iti, he pounamu

Although it is small it is precious 

  • One of a kind, taonga by Timoti
  • Inanga pounamu from Te Tai Poutini
  • Tahi: 55mm length x 16mm width
  • Rua: 55mm length x 17mm width


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