This jade pendant and earring set was from southwest land nephrite and has been carved by Samuel Potter and the silver ferns were made by John Mayo. It comes on a sterling silver chain plated with rhodium (which helps prevent tarnishing).
Marama represent the shape of the moon and symbolises Te Mauri (life force). They are blessed by tohunga through Tohi (ceremony) to transform them to a mauri stone. Te Mauri would be suspended from their waka, into the ocean, to guide their vessel to their desired destination.
This piece measures: 35 x 35 x 4mm