Ruku – To Dive

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This is a pounamu that is part of a larger set. The set was made for a childrens book that my wife created. There is one pounamu for each page of the book. The main page for this is called Sand in my toes salt in my nose and you can see all the artwork and pounamu there. The book is available for purchase at, along with prints of the art, all done by our good friend Ginney Deavoll.

This pounamu represents the cleansing and then peace of diving into the ocean. Under the water, life changes pace, the senses are altered and this pendant symbolises the peace that being in water can bring.

“Then I plunge through the tide, feeling so happy inside.” (Page 24/25)