Unique New Zealand Kiwi Gift Idea: Maori Jewelry
Here’s a great Kiwi gift idea for tourists, homesick Kiwis, foreign domiciled New Zealanders, Kiwi kids going on exchange, or New Zealanders abroad such as expats who want something to remind them of home or their friends and relatives: Maori carved jewelry.
Think, bone and greenstone (pounamu) pendant necklaces, good luck charms, earrings, and other gems.
Authentic Maori carved jewelry makes a very special, fitting, gift idea (I personally like very much) because of its symbolic meaning. It makes it a very significant and expressive gift because each design has its own typical symbolism.
Some designs function merely as a good luck talisman while others represent a new life phase (the koru design) or the bond between people.)
Think about pendant necklaces, earrings, rings and other pieces. Their beauty lies not only in the inherent value of the pieces of art but also in the fact that they can be worn all the time.
Your friend or beloved one will be able to keep the memory of you close. In case of pendants even close to their hearts. Apart from this these stunning works of art are crafted according to centuries old traditional values and sometimes by ancient procedures.
Imagine the moment when the person you will give this beautifully carved artwork to will wear it for the first time. The authenticity, the ancient material, the way it rises and falls with every step he or she takes..
In short, these will be appreciated greatly by anyone who has (and hasn’t yet) fallen in love with the country of the long white cloud named Aotearoa by the Maori.
Are you an Kiwi expat living overseas who’s soon planning to return home ? And you want to give your colleague, or new friends something to remind them of you? Or maybe your relative is going abroad and you want him or her to remind them of home? In that case online shopping for unique and typical New Zealand gifts has never been more convenient.
The most stunning Maori carved jewelry can be bought at these online stores;
- Shopenzed because they offer some of the most beautiful bone necklaces by Maori carvers.
- Silverfernz because they have a wide range of very nice paua shell cufflinks, black shell pendants, brooches, earrings, and much more.
- BoneArt because they are my personal favorite shop when it comes to authentic, hand-made Maori carved gifts such as pendants, sculptures, and other carvings.