Kakotea Greenstone Koru Pendant by Moreton Jewellery
Kakotea Greenstone Koru Teardrop Pendant by Moreton Jewellery
A traditional pendant which is known to the Maori of New Zealand as the Koru. The Koru represents an unfurling ponga fern frond, symbolising new life, growth, strength and peace.
This pendant is carved from Kakotea greenstone / Pounamu. The greenstone in the piece is very beautiful with contrasting green colours. The greenstone used in this piece is known as Kakotea which is a streaky dark green pounamu with black spots. Greenstone is regarded as the stone of the gods by the Maori of New Zealand. It is refered to as a Taonga, treasured thing, and it should be worn with respect and pride, it should be given with love.
This piece is a one off unique piece and will not be available again.
New Zealand greenstone
When the first white settlers arrived on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand they found that the maoris were using tough, hard and very beautiful green stone to make war weapons, cutting and carving tools and articles for personal adornment.
The Maori called the stone Pounamu, which liberally translated means Green Stone, The settlers ignorant of the fact that the stone was in fact nephrite Jade, put the two words together and gave it the distinctive name - Greenstone and it is still known in New Zealand by this name.
With over 40 years experience in sourcing and handcrafting New Zealand Greenstone, Deane Moreton of Moreton Jewellery is one of New Zealand's leading experts.
The piece measures 35mm (1.4 inches) long by 35mm (1.4 inches) wide. It comes with a black adjustable cord, attractive pouch and meaning card.
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