Two round jade pieces surrounded by a never-ending circle make up this pair of earrings. This Ariki jewelry piece is gold plated with 22 ct gold plate. Each stone is unique making each piece one of a kind and will not look exactly as pictured. Approximately 3/8" x 1-3/4"
Pounamu is a hard, highly valued stone mainly found as boulders. It is also called greenstone or New Zealand jade.
It is treasured by Maori because:
It is strong and beautiful
It is a sign of status or power
It is believed to be sacred.
Image by Ariki New Zealand. Pounamu description from The Encyclopedia of New Zealand.
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