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Featured Products

Kina Shell Necklace #1
Kina Shell Necklace #1
DESCRIPTION: A kina fragment shell handsculpted to resemble a natural gemstone. Kina or sea urchins are found all around the New Zealand coast in shallow water and down to 15m. Looking a like a hedgehog rolled up in a ball, the spines of kina seem to be impenetrable defences. Kina have a nearly spherical shell which protects internal organs. The shell carries its movable spines and tube feet. Kina are symbols of benevolence, kind-heartedness and inner beauty. Collected from one of the shores of the Bay of Islands. Handsculpted and gilded with 23k gold leaf and natural mica powder, resin, local sand and sculptor's clay to resemble a natural gemstone. PENDANT SIZE: Irregular shape approx. 25mm x 25mm to fit setting. There will be slight size and shape variations due to its natural elements. PENDANT SETTING: 4-prong setting approx. 25 x 25mm. CHAIN TYPE: Small chain link necklace With chain extender. CHAIN LENGTH: Adjustable lengths 18in/45cm to 20in/50cm PACKAGING: Gold-Foiled Nostalgem logo on Charcoal Black Cardboard Box with inner black pad 100 x 100 x 40mm. Provenance story card included. METAL CHAIN OPTIONS: 14k gold filled
$159.00
Shell Crumble Necklace #1
Shell Crumble Necklace #1
DESCRIPTION: An eroded Kua Kua, or Large Dog Cockle shell fragment handsculpted to resemble a natural gemstone. The organic sponge-like bores and holes are due to age and bioerosion, the natural process in the ocean where boring organisms drill holes by mechanical or chemical methods. The beautiful result of bioerosion symbolises dignity, character and enduring. Foraged from one of the shores of the Bay of Islands in the Far North of New Zealand. Handsculpted and gilded with 23k gold leaf and natural mica powder, resin, local sand and sculptor's clay. PENDANT SIZE: Irregular shape approx. 25mm x 25mm to fit setting. There will be slight size and shape variations due to its natural elements. PENDANT SETTING: 4-prong setting approx. 25 x 25mm. CHAIN TYPE: Small chain link necklace With chain extender. CHAIN LENGTH: Adjustable lengths 18in/45cm to 20in/50cm PACKAGING: Gold-Foiled Nostalgem logo on Charcoal Black Cardboard Box with inner black pad 100 x 100 x 40mm. Provenance story card included. METAL CHAIN OPTIONS: 14k gold filled
$159.00
Pink Manuka Floragem Necklace #3
Pink Manuka Floragem Necklace #3
DESCRIPTION: Pink Manuka Flower petals picked, dried and embedded in resin to resemble natural druzy crystals. Set inside deep round bezel pendant. The Manuka is one of New Zealand's most popular native plants. Also called tea tree, a nickname coined by 18th century European explorer Captain Cook. He brewed its leaves for tea and beer for his crew. Manuka is also known for its healthful essential oil and honey. Manuka is a symbol of New Zealand's culture and identity. It also symbolises loyalty & fortitude. Handpicked from the Bay of Islands in the Far North of New Zealand. PENDANT SIZE:17mm. There will be slight and shape variations due to its natural elements. CHAIN TYPE: Small chain link necklace With chain extender. CHAIN LENGTH: Adjustable lengths 18in/45cm to 20in/50cm PACKAGING: Gold-Foiled Nostalgem logo on Charcoal Black Cardboard Box with inner black pad 100 x 100 x 40mm. Provenance story card included. METAL CHAIN OPTIONS: sterling silver
$139.00
White Manuka Flower Bloom Necklace #3
White Manuka Flower Bloom Necklace #3
DESCRIPTION: A white Manuka Flower bloom picked, dried and embedded inside resin. Set inside a deep round bezel pendant. The Manuka is one of New Zealand's most popular native plants. Also called tea tree, a nickname coined by 18th century European explorer Captain Cook. He brewed its leaves for tea and beer for his crew. Manuka is also known for its healthful essential oil and honey. Manuka is a symbol of New Zealand's culture and identity. It also symbolises strength, loyalty & fortitude.Handpicked & Handmade in New Zealand. PENDANT SIZE: 17mm. There will be slight and shape variations due to its natural elements. CHAIN TYPE: Small chain link necklace With chain extender. CHAIN LENGTH: Adjustable lengths 18in/45cm to 20in/50cm PACKAGING: Gold-Foiled Nostalgem logo on Charcoal Black Cardboard Box with inner black pad 100 x 100 x 40mm. Provenance story card included. METAL CHAIN OPTIONS: sterling silver
$119.00
Jingle Shell Necklace #4
Jingle Shell Necklace #4
DESCRIPTION: A Jingle Shell (Poro Poro) suspends on a cap bail. Found from the low intertidal to 30m deep under boulders, attached to other shells, on wharf piles, or debris. It can also be found on soft sediments, either singly or attached to other Jingle Shells forming a stack. It is called Jingle Shell or Oyster because the valves are often used as wind chimes. Jingle Shells are symbols of honesty and transparency. Foraged from one of the shores of the Bay of Islands in the Far North of New Zealand. PENDANT SIZE:Approx 25-30mm diameter. There will be slight and shape variations due to its natural elements. CHAIN TYPE: Satellite chain link necklace With chain extender. CHAIN LENGTH: Adjustable lengths 18in/45cm to 20in/50cm PACKAGING: Gold-Foiled Nostalgem logo on Charcoal Black Cardboard Box with inner black pad 100 x 100 x 40mm. Provenance story card included. METAL CHAIN OPTIONS: 14K Gold filled
$119.00
Pink Manuka  Earrings #1
Pink Manuka Earrings #1
DESCRIPTION: Pink Manuka Flowers picked, pressed and embedded inside resin crystals. The Manuka is one of New Zealand's most popular native plants. Also called tea tree, a nickname coined by 18th century European explorer Captain Cook. He brewed its leaves for tea and beer for his crew. Manuka is also known for its healthful essential oil and honey.Manuka is a symbol of New Zealand's culture and identity. It also symbolises loyalty & fortitude. Handpicked from the Bay of Islands in the Far North of New Zealand. FLORAGEM SIZE: Approx. 20mm long. There will be slight size and shape variations due to its natural elements. EARRING WIRE LENGTH: 40mm long (plus length of floragem) PACKAGING: Gold-Foiled Nostalgem logo on Charcoal Black Cardboard Box with inner black pad 100 x 100 x 40mm. Provenance story card included. METAL WIRE OPTIONS: 925 sterling silver plated hypoallergenic rhodium / 18k gold plated hypoallergenic rhodium
$94.00
Pipi Shell Earrings #1
Pipi Shell Earrings #1
DESCRIPTION: A pair of sunbleached pipi shells with tiny 23k handgilded gold accents on its apex suspend on slim drop earwires. Pipi are New Zealand's kai moana (seafood) that are most associated with kiwiana summer holidays. Symbolises a beachy kiwiana summer! Empty pipi shells foraged from one of small islands off the Bay of Islands in the Far North of New Zealand. SHELL SIZE: Approx. 16 - 20mm long. There will be slight size and shape variations due to its natural elements. EARRING WIRE LENGTH: 40mm long (plus length of natural element) PACKAGING: Gold-Foiled Nostalgem logo on Charcoal Black Cardboard Box with inner black pad 100 x 100 x 40mm. Provenance story card included. METAL WIRE OPTIONS: 925 sterling silver plated hypoallergenic rhodium / 18k gold plated hypoallergenic rhodium
$84.00$94.00
Cockle Shell Earrings #1
Cockle Shell Earrings #1
DESCRIPTION: A pair of NZ cockle shells (tuangi in Maori) suspend on slim drop earwires. Rims have been handgilded with 23k gold. Also known as the 'heart of summer' in NZ because of its heart-shape when viewed from the end. Very apt for the common English phrase "it warms the cockles of my heart".Foraged from one of the shores of the Bay of Islands. SHELL SIZE: 15mm. There will be slight size, shape and colour variations due to its natural elements. EARRING WIRE LENGTH: 40mm long (plus length of shell) PACKAGING: Gold-Foiled Nostalgem logo on Charcoal Black Cardboard Box with inner black pad 100 x 100 x 40mm. Provenance story card included. METAL WIRE OPTIONS: 925 sterling silver plated hypoallergenic rhodium / 18k gold plated hypoallergenic rhodium
$84.00
 
 

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