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Kowhai Bell & Leaf Necklace

Solid 9k gold Kowhai `Bell' (0.62grams total gold weight) paired with a little sterling silver Kowhai leaf.  Suspended from a sterling silver chain, with a 5cm extender. 

Meaning Yellow in Te Reo Maori, Kowhai have strikingly bright golden flowers, with curved ruffled petals.  Blooming in Spring, they add a flush of colour to the New Zealand landscape, attracting Tui and Kereru to their nectar.

Lily Griffin jewellery is dainty and delicate, so care must be taken when wearing and storing it.  

 

Lily Griffin Jewellery by Nicki Cliff 

A love for Aotearoa is the primary inspiration behind Nicki’s beautiful pieces -  “I feel very lucky to have been born in New Zealand.  I remember long lazy school holidays camping in Oakura Bay and Mangawhai Heads, making daisy and buttercup chains, investigating beach rock pools, and going on bush walks through native forests”. Nicki started creating jewellery in 2013, wanting to evoke these memories in her work, and with a background in painting and sculpture, she experimented with porcelain paint and sculpting fine silver. Being totally self-taught meant lots of researching techniques and testing ideas - helping the pieces come to life through handcrafting! All of this is done at her small studio in Auckland, overlooking the family courtyard garden, where Nicki works in between looking after her children; Lily and Griffin. 

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