Maori Shapes and Meanings

We often get asked for meanings and descriptions about some of the Maori designs used in our jewellery. Here’s a quick reference to help when looking at the various designs. Share it with your friends!

 

 

 

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21st Birthday Keys

In New Zealand the 21st birthday is looked upon as a milestone in a young persons life. The symbolic gift is of the 21st key!

This harks back to when you would be given the key to house once you were considered an adult. Nowadays it really means an excuse for a party. 21st birthdays in New Zealand are sometimes raucous affairs with embarrassing pictures  and videos of the recepient, along with a great party.

Uniquely New Zealand however is the 21st Key with Paua Shell. We create these right here in Carterton. With windows for the photo of the lucky guy/gal, and a white back to write messages of congratulations.

You can purchase these online at Pauaworld.com and we can ship them around the world for you.

Why not celebrate the 21st birthday with a key that is uniquely New Zealand?

New Pendants and Earrings from Paua Mania

Just realeased-I’m excited to show these new awesome pieces of Paua Jewellery.  Made right here in Carterton, these feature New Zealand Paua Shell-the worlds most colourful shell!

I’m really exicited about our Creole style pendants, with interesting wave and curve designs.

 

These are all available in-store and online now at Pauaworld.com. You can click through to purchase right now 🙂

Creole Wave Pendant

Creole Wave Pendant

Dragonfly pendant

Dragonfly pendant

New Zealand Paua Shell Turtle Pendant

New Zealand Paua Shell Turtle Pendant

Creole Curve Paua Shell Pendant

Creole Curve Paua Shell Pendant

Creole Wave Pendant

Creole Wave Pendant

Creole Curve Pendant

Creole Curve Pendant

Creole Wave Earrings

Creole Wave Earrings

Creole Curve Earrings

Creole Curve Earrings

Memories of New Zealand Rimu giftware

Being proud New Zealanders, and a pretty friendly bunch we always like to build relationships.   Our friends at Memories of New Zealand have been crafting beautiful homewares, souvenirs and gifts for over 50 years.

 

Using native New Zealand timbers and a wide array of methods, they create amazing products. We are proud to be able to offer a selection of these online for purchase.

 

Some of our most popular products are:

Keyrings:

And awesome paua and wood drink coasters.

 

 

Perfect for any table!