Small 'Snowflake' Jade Fish Hook | Mountain Jade New Zealand

New Zealand Pounamu

Small Fish Hook Necklace

SKU:
NTHOOK128-32
$128.00 NZD

This is a small hei matau necklace. We crafted it in Hokitka from highly prized 'snowflake' jade which is known for its' translucence, intense green colour, milky white rivers, and large white spots. The design is said to provide safe travel over water so would suit a fisherman in the family.

Stone: Sourced from New Zealand

This is a small hei matau necklace. We crafted it in Hokitka from highly prized 'snowflake' jade which is known for its' translucence, intense green colour, milky white rivers, and large white spots. The design is said to provide safe travel over water so would suit a fisherman in the family.

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Carved from certified New Zealand jade

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Shaped by the hands of Team Mountain Jade

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Story

Maori flourished in early New Zealand with bounty from the sea. They used the fish hook to catch seafood, but over time it slowly became regarded as more than just a tool. The integral role it played in their survival was seen as a blessing, and it became a talisman worn around the neck on a cord symbolising their relationship with the sea god Tangaroa. Today, wearing a fish hook shows a deep respect for the ocean and is said to provide safe travel over Tangaroas domain, the sea.