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Sweet little Gold Plated Kiwi earrings cleverly cast in sterling silver from an original Tania Mallow carving, finished with a gold plated hooks.
This incredibly shy and fragile bird has become an icon of the highest significance to New Zealanders or ‘Kiwi’s’ as we have come to be known. The flightless nocturnal Kiwi is without doubt our most treasured bird, a symbol for the uniqueness of New Zealand wildlife and the value of our natural heritage.
Kiwi are a taonga (treasure) to Maori, who have strong cultural, spiritual and historic associations with kiwi. Right now our most beloved Kiwi are struggling for survival due to introduced predators and habitat decline and all over Aotearoa there are initiatives for reversing this damage which we can all take part in.
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 creations. These earrings are 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: Gold Plated Sterling silver
Measurements: 15mm x 12mm x 2mm
Weight: 1.5gm each earring
Complete your set with a beautiful Kiwi necklace.
Handmade by Tania Mallow from her Beachlands studio in New Zealand