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A delightful Kōwhai pendant cast in bronze from an original Tania Mallow carving, finished with a sterling silver chain.
The Kōwhai flower is a beautiful and iconic New Zealand native treasure. It is often paired with the Tui bird as they are almost inseparable. If there is a Kōwhai tree, a Tui will not be far away. The Kōwhai flower is one of the brightest in the family of native New Zealand flowers. For the most part New Zealand flowers are quite reserved yet the Kōwhai sings loudly in its rich yellow jacket and skirt.
Bronze is a copper-based alloy that consists of approximately 88% copper giving the metal a warm gold tone. Traditionally used in nautical fixings and outdoor sculptures Bronze is known for its durability and makes for a perfect contemporary jewellery metal for anyone wanting a warmer alternative to silver.
Like many of Tania Mallow's other pieces it is created with comfort and quality at the forefront. Materials are not spared on her jewellery and wearing them feels amazing. This necklace is enhanced by a skillful oxidization technique which brings the carved lines to life.
Measurements: 18mm x 8mm x 1.2mm
Chain: 45cm sterling silver
Complete the set with a pair of bronze Kowhai earrings.
Chains are also available in 40cm and 50cm, please add note in comments if you would like a different length.
Handmade by Tania Mallow from her Beachlands studio in New Zealand.