Shifting Sands – Pounamu on Hiriwa

Have you ever seen those sand pictures?  You know, where you flip them around and the different coloured sands drop in layers to form a unique picture every time?  Thats what this taonga reminded us of.  Its hard to capture it in a photo but there are beautiful layers of subtle colours in this taonga. Combining to create one gorgeous picture.

This stunning necklace is just the perfect taonga if you are looking for something elegant and timeless.

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.

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 21mm diameter.  Chain is approximately 40cm in total length
  • 925 Sterling Silver Chain with stamp
  • Inanga Pounamu from Te Tai Poutini



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