Rau Aroha

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This Pounamu pendant, named Rau Aroha, offers a glimpse into the heart of New Zealand’s artistic heritage. Carved from pipiwharauroa pounamu, this 6cm free-form piece captures attention with its subtle interplay with light.

Rau Aroha translates to ‘leaf of love,’ mirroring the pendant’s natural silhouette and the warm intentions behind its creation and gifting. Unlike more geometric carvings, its free-form design stands for a personal journey, unique and uncharted.

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You can see the shimmering effects of the chatoyant banding in this video really well. It is mesmerizing.

Pounamu is more than a stone; it’s a piece of New Zealand’s narrative. Revered for its durability and beauty, it’s traditionally used by Maori to craft items of significance, each with its own story.

Rau Aroha translates to ‘leaf of love,’ mirroring the pendant’s natural silhouette and the warm intentions behind its creation and gifting. Unlike more geometric carvings, its free-form design stands for a personal journey, unique and uncharted.

Owning Rau Aroha is a statement of connection—to the land, its traditions, and the stories embedded in every contour. It’s an emblem for those who value authenticity and nature’s effortless design.