Koru (fern shoot)
The Koru represents the young shoot of the New Zealand fern frond unfurling. For Maori the Koru symbolises peace, tranquillity, personal growth, positive change and awakening. Its connection with new life and harmony makes pieces using the Koru design a wonderful gift for a new parent or child, newlyweds, or for someone who is embarking on a new phase of their life.
Hei Matua (Fish Hook)
In Maori mythology, New Zealand was fished up out of the sea by Maui. Used skilfully, the fish hook provides bounty from the sea and represents abundance and plenty, strength and determination. Symbolically it is a device for catching good luck and energy, and is believed to bring peace, prosperity and good health. Wearing the fish hook is said to provide safe travel over water so is considered a good luck charm by travellers, boaties, fishermen and surfers.