This New Zealand Dyed Blue Paua Kiwi Pendant comes on an 18 inch chain with a 3 inch extender. The Kiwi is approximately 10mm wide and 10 mm high.
Paua is often referred to as the Sea Opal due to its blue/green colourings and the incredible swirls that create individual patterns on each and every piece of jewellery. Although part of the Abalone family, Paua is unique to New Zealand's environmentally pure coastal waters. The Paua is renowned throughout the world not only for its beautiful shell but also for its edible dark, full flavoured flesh. For many centuries the Maori have used the Paua shell for personal adornment and as ornamental inlay eyes for the carvings that decorated their weapons and meetings houses.
Proudly stocked in all of our stores across NZ. This collection features gorgeous souvenir jewellery and unique products that are high quality, and the most extensive natural and dyed Paua jewellery range available in Aotearoa. Founder Robert Greville initially began a part-time business touring the North Island of New Zealand selling shell jewellery and steadily establishing a following in both local and tourist markets. Aquarius Design formed in 1987 in Kaitaia, New Zealand.