The Koru with its curls like a new fern frond represents the beginning of new life and purity to the planet. It also represents tranquility, peace and spirituality along with a strong sense of regrowth or new beginnings. The Koru is also often associated with nurturing so when interlocked with others is used to represent the strength of a loving relationship within the family.
The Hei Matau or stylised fish hook represent prosperity,abundance, fertility and strength. They are also seen as good luck charms, particularly for those traveling over water. Hei Matau are symbols of power and authority which are of great importance to the Maori people of NZ.
Circle of Life
The Circle pendant represents the circle of life which is has no beginning or end, and goes on forever. The stars and planets are also part of the circle of life and contain the knowledge of our origins. When used with the koru design is binding love and new beginnings with the circle of life.
Twists combined with the koru design create stylised forms of the traditional NZ kiwi twist. These eternity pendants have a special meaning, a new begining which will last for an eternity. The twists with a Dolphin or a Whales tail symbolises a very strong bond of love between two people for an eternity.
The Twist with its crossover style represents the many paths of life and love of two people joining together for eternity. Even if they go their own seperate journeys, they will come together again, their lives blending to become one. The strength of the bond of friendship, loyalty and love will last forever.
The Toki or Adze
The Toki or Adze Toki is the Maori tribal symbol of strength. It resembles determination, control, strength, focus and honor. The shape represents an axe head. The toki adze was used by the Maori as a everyday working tool for shaving and chipping and sometimes as a weapon. Special, ornate adzes were traditionally carved in stone and passed down as a heirloom. The Toki had much meaning to the Maori, fashioned from stone or greenstone it was an essential tool for survival and day to day life of a Maori tribe. That's the reason the Maori attribute the spiritual meaning of strength and power to the Toki.
The Manaia is a powerful mythological creature in Maori culture featuring a Head of a Bird, Body of a Man and a Tail of a Fish, The Manaia is believed to be the messenger between the earthly world of mortals and the domain of the spirits, and its symbol is used as a guardian or protector from evil.