Gold Capped Flower Tangiwai Toki with Traditional Binding

Sands Jewellery House


Hand-made Tangiwai pounamu pendant. The stone is known as Raukaraka Pounamu and is from the west coast of the south island of New Zealand. 

This toki has been capped with 9ct gold by John Mayo, and it is suspended by a gold-plated sterling silver chain.

In the ancient Māori world, the Toki are adze that were vital tools in everyday life. Toki have come to represent the strength and skill of an individual and the acquisition of knowledge and mana (prestige).

This piece measures 89 x 21 x 2mm.