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A detailed Miromiro necklace perfectly depicting the North Island Tomtit sterling silver. Cleverly cast in sterling silver from an original Tania Mallow carving and finished with a sterling silver chain and clasp.
This Miromiro (Tomtit) necklace perfectly captures the North Island Tomtit in all its cuteness of character. This is Tania's very detailed version of the Miromiro with attention paid to the black and white features by using an oxidization technique.
Miromiro are one of our tiniest endemic birds and have a comical nature due to their large heads, squat bodies, and short bills. Though their presence is fairly common in the New Zealand forest you are more likely to hear them than see them. The next time you are on a bush walk and hear the sound of a squeaky wheelbarrow take a moment to search for the Miromiro’s distinctive black and white markings, you will be delighted.
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 jewellery 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.
Measurements: Approx 25 x 33mm x 2.5mm
Chain: 45cm sterling silver
Complete a set with a pair of petite Miromiro 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.
It's a lovely piece of jewellery, it's bigger than I expected. Very happy with my purchase.