This beautiful New Zealand Greenstone Manaia Necklace would be my current favourite. With a Koru carved into its lower edge, a whale tail, and Maori carving on the whale tail, it is a work of art.
This Greenstone Jade Manaia Koru Whale Tail Pendant is a Maori guardianship symbol.
In Maoridom, designs carry a spiritual message. The Manaia is a carrier of supernatural powers, and it acts as a provider and protector over the sky, earth and sea. It is normally depicted with a bird-like head, but often with other human features as well. In this case the whale tail signifies its protection of sea creatures.
The Manaia is worn for its protective powers, and is a favourite of people in the armed forces.
The cutout Korus add an attractive feature. The Koru design represents peace, tranquility, harmony, and new beginnings.
The beautiful Maori carving on the lower right edge really finishes off this exquisite necklace.
The greenstone Manaia can be worn by both men and women. This pounamu pendant measures approximately 2 3/4" (7 cm) long and comes to you on a traditional black cord.
The Manaia also comes to you on a descriptive card, to always remind you of its significance.
This Manaia has been photographed to show you how it looks when light shines on it. Against your skin it will look a mid green (see below).
Proudly made in New Zealand from New Zealand greenstone.
Shipping Times during Covid-19
Currently (January 2021), Airmail to Australia and the USA is taking about 5 weeks, and Airmail to the UK and Europe is taking 6-7 weeks. Airmail to South America is at least 8 weeks, and allow up to 12 weeks.
Economy Courier and Express Courier are up to 10 working days worldwide.
As always, we do not guarantee Airmail or Courier shipping times, as they are beyond our control.
Courier shipping times within New Zealand are approximately one working day to the North Island, 2 working days to the South Island (with an overnight option available at a different price), and up to 3 days to rural areas.
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