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A lovely little Penguin necklace perfectly depicting the Blue Penguin or Kororā in etched sterling silver. Cast in sterling silver from an original Tania Mallow carving and finished with a sterling silver chain and clasp.
Seeing a tiny Kororā emerge from the sea at night and waddle into it's little shore-side cave is magical, how such a wee thing (actually the smallest of the Penguin species growing to only 30cm tall) manages to live a life in the rough New Zealand seas and coast is a wonder.
The sweet nature of the Kororā and it's signature markings are captured beautifully by Tania through her fine etched details and oxidization technique which brings the carved lines to life.
Like many of Tania Mallow's other pieces they are created with comfort and quality at the forefront. Materials are not spared on her jewellery and wearing them feels amazing.
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.
Measurements: Approx 15mm x 10mm x 1.5mm
Chain: 45cm sterling silver
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.