A Kowhai, Pohutukawa and Paua collection of New Zealand inspired jewellery, each design featuring a beautiful national emblem.
Designed by The Village Goldsmith, the necklace and earring collection use true vitreous enamel (hard fired glass) painstakingly applied by hand to sterling silver. The Vitreous coloured enamel adds a sublime finish to these sterling silver earrings and necklaces.
The collection includes a Kowhai Pendant and Kowhai Flower Earrings. The Kowhai flower can be found on the New Zealand native tree. The Kowhai holds the unofficial status as New Zealand's national flower. The Maori legend, recounts that a magic man created the blossoming of the tree in order to convince a girl to marry him.
The collection features a Pohutukawa flower pendant, Pohutukawa flower earrings and Pohutukawa leaf earrings. The Pohutukawa flower can be found on the New Zealand native Pohutukawa tree. The Pohutukawa tree with its crimson red flower, has become an established part of the New Zealand Christmas tradition. This iconic Kiwi tree, has become an important symbol for New Zealanders both at home and abroad.
The collection includes a Paua Shell Necklace and Paua Earrings. Paua has been used in Maori Art for centuries for the variety of colours which gives works of art a lively appearance. In some Maori culture the paua shell is held in high regard as a treasure from the God of the sea.