Wearing a Kuru, Roimata, or Tear Drop shaped pounamu pendant is about comfort and caring for people. It represents shared emotions, empathy, confidence, solidarity, reassurance.

It is a symbol that connects with emotions and the heart.

Kuru were traditionally worn as an earring. They were symbols of high status and reputation.

 

Choosing a Design

There are several elements that go into a roimata. Front shape, end shape, and the cross section, what it looks like end on. I have given examples of these below, they can be mixed and matched to get the style of roimata that appeals to you.

Front Shape

Narrow Drop

Roimata Designs (1)
Flower jade, toki, roimata, pounamu, taonga, carving, pendant, greenstone, jade, lashing, maori, new zealand, nz, campbell potter, jewellery, jewelry, stone, (7)

Wide Drop

Roimata Designs (3)
roimata, silver cap, pounamu, taonga, carving, pendant, greenstone, jade, lashing, maori, new zealand, nz, campbell potter, jewellery, jewelry, stone, (4)

Leaf Shape

Roimata Designs (2)
roimata, drop, heal, healing, mahu, pounamu, taonga, carving, pendant, greenstone, jade, lashing, maori, new zealand, nz, campbell potter, jewellery, jewelry, stone, (28)

Heavy End

Roimata Designs (4)
Roimata, pounamu, taonga, carving, pendant, greenstone, jade, lashing, maori, new zealand, nz, campbell potter, jewellery, jewelry, stone, (4)

End Shape

Cross Section