New Zealand's native Kereru (New Zealand Wood Pigeon) wear white plumage `vests'. The rest of their feathers are brilliantly rainbow coloured in green, blue, purple, orange and gold iridescent hues. Kereru make a distinctive heavy wing beating sound as they fly through New Zealand forests, foraging for native berries.
Sterling silver feather (3cm long), handpainted with porcelain paint in iridescent greens and blue, with a white koru curl. Suspended from a fine 45cm sterling silver chain, with a 5cm extender.
Each feather is individually handpainted, so no two are identical. Each necklace is one of a kind.
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.