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.