The koru represents the fern frond as it opens bringing new life and purity to the world. It also represents peace, tranquility, nurturing and spirituality, along with a strong sense of re-growth or new beginnings.
The joining together of two people for eternity. It represents the bonds of friendship, loyalty and love that will last forever.
Hei Matau Fish Hook Pendant
Strength, prosperity, abundance, power and authority. It is said to provide good luck and safety when travelling, especially over water.
Strength, courage and leadership, determination and focus.
A Manaia is the holder of great spiritual energy and is a guardian against evil. It is regarded as a kind of deity that protects people and is a messenger between the Gods and mortals. It also represents the balance between the sky, earth and sea. They are usually depicted in profile and some feel this is because part of the Manaia is in the spiritual world and part in this. They are worn to guide and protect.
The circle of life, which has no beginning and no end. It denotes our connection to the universe, that we are one with all things.
Represents speed, strength and sensitivity and is a symbol of protection and good luck. It signifies an affinity with the sea and is said to provide safe passage over water.
These are commonly called Tiki by New Zealanders. It's an ancient symbol, but is by far the least understood, so there are a number of legends about it's meaning. One theory is that is represents Hine-te-iwaiwa, a celebrated ancestress associated with fertility and virtue. A Tiki was often given by the husband's family to a new bride to help her conceive. Some tribes buried the Hei Tiki with their wearer and later retrieved it to be handed down to the next generation to be worn. This is how the mana (importance) of the Tiki continued to increase.
Some say he came from the stars and that he was the first man of the world. He is often depicted with webbed feet which suggests a strong link to the creatures of the sea. It is considered to represent ones ancestors and brings good luck and protection.
Tiki was respected as the teacher of all things and the wearer of this symbol is therefore seen to possess clarity of thought, loyalty, great inner knowledge and strength of character.
Regardless of shape greenstone is a protective stone, it keeps the wearer from harm and brings harmony. It is said to attract good luck and friendship and promote self sufficiency. It soothes the mind and releases negative thoughts and energy. When you feel a connection to the piece you buy it has a powerful spiritual energy. You don't own a piece of pounamu, you are merely it's guardian, always treat it with respect and it will protect and guide you on your life journey.