New Shoots Studs are cast in solid recycled Sterling Silver. This distinctive design is based on the unfurling spiral of the fern fronds that are a common feature of the New Zealand bush.
The Spiral represents the path leading from outer consciousness (ego) to the inner soul (enlightenment) in many cultures around the world.
Designed by Heidi Gilgenberg.
Stone Arrow is based in the beautiful Golden Bay, where all of their pieces are designed and manufactured by Nick himself or his employees in their Takaka workshop. Creating beautiful unique pieces from recycled copper and sterling silver, and upcycled glass from wine and gin bottles - of which they are a world leader in, is their specialty. Stone Arrow runs on the ethos of minimising their footprint on the world and run their business with an environmentally and socially conscious focus. They are a member of the New Zealand Sustainable Business Network and have been a finalist in the national sustainability awards 3 times. Only New Zealand sourced Jade, Paua and Beachstones are used in the designs, giving a very NZ/Pacific flavour - "you can never have too many spirals" is Nick's motto. Nick has recently opened his own South Island based gallery too, where he exhibits his own works along side other artists.