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A sweet Ruru heart necklace cleverly cast in sterling silver from an original Tania Mallow carving, finished with a sterling silver chain and clasp.
The Ruru (Morepork) is New Zealand’s beloved native owl. This shy little bird is mostly found in native forest but can occasionally be heard in urban areas at night. It's haunting melancholic call is what gives it its Maori name Ruru. Tania's Ruru heart is a gorgeous rendition and depicts the shy and sweet characteristics of the Ruru perfectly.
“The original heart Ruru design came about for a collaboration with Creative & Brave and the very talented Tui who came up with the original concept for the design.”
“I have always loved our native birds in New Zealand and particularly love the Ruru who's call can be heard at night but are very rare to sight."
The bird range has a beautiful weighty feel. Like many of Tania Mallow's other pieces they are created with comfort and quality at the forefront. Materials are not spared on her necklaces and wearing them feels amazing. This necklace is enhanced by a skillful oxidization technique which brings the carved lines to life.
Sterling silver is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% pure silver. The alloy composition results in a metal that is very durable and long lasting. Sterling silver is easily polished using a polishing cloth. Tania Mallow jewellery is certified sterling silver.
Material: Sterling silver
Measurements: 23 x 24mm
Handmade by Tania Mallow from her Beachlands studio in New Zealand.
Absolutely beautiful, sits perfectly around the neck, so many comments from people. Make an awesome gift, especially if they love moreporks