In this gallery you will find a collection of both traditional Maori and contemporary jewelry and necklaces carved in gold or black mother of pearl shell. You will also find some examples of exotic New Zealand Paua shell which is often used as inlays in many other carvings you will see around our galleries.
Good quality Pacific pearl shell 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.