05 Dec 2023
It is well-known that pounamu designs are embodied with deep meaning and symbolism. From strength and determination to hope and everlasting bonds, your choice of pounamu design can help you express your admiration, love, and wishes for a loved one - without the need for words.
Whether they’re the leader, the dreamer, the explorer, or your soul mate, we’ve put together this short guide to help you choose a perfect design for the wonderfully different people in your life.
They’re the one you look up to every day.
They're the person you look up to every day. A natural leader who is confident, courageous, knowledgeable and humble. Role models lead by example, inspiring us to live with integrity, optimism, hope, and compassion. They are admired and loved by their family, friends and community for their motivation and commitment.
The Toki design holds with it a deep symbolism associated with mana, reverence, and wisdom. It is worn as a symbol of strength and is a fitting design for the Role Model in your life.
Shop our Pounamu Toki.
The free-spirited adventure seeker in your life.
The Explorer is dying to spread their wings the minute travel resumes. Endlessly dreaming of where the road will take them, they are care-free in mind and spirit and fill you with the possibility of what could be. They unknowingly impart wisdom by teaching us to dream big, take chances and appreciate the world we live in.
The Hei Matau design is kindred with the ocean and signifies a connection to the water, with its symbolism steeped in Maori culture and the legend of Maui. When worn, it is thought to bring prosperity, good health, and safe travels – a blessing you may wish to convey to your Explorer on their journey.
Shop our Pounamu Hei Matau.
The one you couldn’t live without.
They’re always there for every moment - the first person you call with good news and your shoulder to cry on during bad times. They wear their heart on their sleeve, and you continually feel embraced with their love. These selfless individuals deserve to be reminded that your life, and the lives of those around you, are better off with them in it.
Gifting a Pounamu Heart design is a beautiful and explicit way to express your love to those who give you all their love.
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The one who works harder and dreams bigger than anyone else.
Always looking forward, driving personal growth, and striving towards their goals, the dreamer is ambitious and courageous and focused on achieving great things for themselves and those around them.
The Koru design stems from the unfurling frond of the native New Zealand silver fern and depicts life, growth, and new beginnings. Gifting a pounamu koru will remind your Dreamer that you will always be beside them supporting their journey.
Shop our Pounamu Koru.
There are no words for this person.
It’s a unique and unexplainable feeling that forms, a natural affinity and something you sense in your heart and to the depth of your soul. A connection of mind, body, spirit and understanding.
The endless twists and turns of the Pikorua design are thought to represent two people’s life paths, emphasising even when two journeys’ head in different directions, inevitably they will join back together one day. The pikorua is a symbol of an everlasting bond between two people.
Shop our Pounamu Pikorua.