The Maui Pendant won 2nd Place Professional Design Excellence (4+ years in business) in the 2016 MJSA Vision Awards.
Inspired by the Maori legend of Maui fishing up the North Island. The blue colour of this 232 carat topaz is completely natural, making it a rare find. Blue topaz looks amazing paired with paua and so paua was chosen to represent the depths of the sea, from which Maui pulls in his great fish.
The story goes that Maui snared the massive fish (which become the North Island of New Zealand) with his magical jawbone fishhook. The fishhook is depicted in the pendant in 18 carat yellow gold. Rising above the sea are the mountains of New Zealand (depicted in 18 carat brushed white gold) that, along with the topaz, meet the golden rising sun (depicted in swirling lines of 18 carat yellow gold). The birth of Aotearoa, New Zealand, is translated into a flock of native birds in flight. Each bird is uniquely and individually hand crafted in 18 carat white gold.
The Maui Pendant is entirely hand made.
“Always a great jewellery result, beautiful quality and care about the work. Thank you so much.” - Kate Wood Howard