Manaia: Spiritual guardian protecting wearer from evil. Traditionally with head of a bird, body of a man & tail of a fish, creating balance of sky, earth & sea.
Hei Matau/Fish Hook: A symbol of prosperity, abundance and good health. It also represents power or strength, authority, and respect for the sea and the life within it. It is also believed to provide good luck and safety while travelling over water.
The type of pounamu used for this piece is Kahurangi.
The cord features sliding knots that enable its length to be adjusted. At its longest, its total length is approximately 74cm.
This pendant comes in a wooden display box.
Moreton Jewellery is first and foremost a family business. With roots in the West Coast of the South Island, the Moreton family have a deep reverence for Pounamu, New Zealand Greenstone. Deane Moreton learnt his craft whilst working alongside his father in the family greenstone business. With over 30 years experience in sourcing and handcrafting New Zealand Nephrite Jade, Deane Moreton is now one of New Zealand’s leading experts.