Four bright stars, with a fainter star just below the crossbar, in the Southern Hemisphere were viewed by Maori tribes as either an anchor of a great sky canoe, or an opening in the sky that the winds blew through. Early European voyagers saw them as a cross that helped to navigate Southward.
Sterling silver mismatched star studs, with three posts dangling down with stars to represent our Southern Cross. Total length including star stud is almost 5cm long.
Nicki Cliff is the creative force behind Lily Griffin Jewellery. “I’ve been very lucky to have a wonderful upbringing in New Zealand, and I’ve loved taking a fresh look at our country’s natural diversity to find inspiration for my New Zealand Natives Range.”Lily Griffin jewellery is designed and handcrafted by Nicki in her tiny studio at home in Auckland, around working part time and looking after her energetic and expressive children, Lily and Griffin. Incredibly Nicki is a self taught jeweller. She models designs in fine silver and then casts them in sterling silver, adding touches of colour to some pieces with porcelain paint. We love her pieces for their delicate beauty and the fact that every piece is painstakingly handmade, her attention to detail is evident in each petal and every tiny brush stroke.
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