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Pearl Hooks & Twists

All items from this gallery have been moved to the 
Pearl & Paua Shell  gallery

Carved in gold or black mother of pearl shell these special Maori style hooks and twists are always unique as no two pieces can ever have exactly the same colour range.
Matau (Hooks) represent strength and leadership while the Pikorua (Twists) represent the joining of peoples and cultures.

Good quality Pacific pearl shell for carving jewelry and necklaces is very hard to find at present so stocks are very limited.

As these pieces are each hand carved from natural pearl shell there will often be slight variations in color and tone making every one unique.
Please note that natural pearl shell is a relatively flat and thin material so these pieces are often flat on the back making them very light and easy to wear.


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