Kotuku (New Zealand White Heron) are slender and graceful native birds with clean white feathers. Historically, Kotuku were seen as beautiful and rare in Maori culture, and to compare someone to this elegant bird was a great compliment.
Sterling silver feather (almost 3cm long), handpainted with opalescent white porcelain paint, and detailed with two tiny koru. Suspended from a 45cm fine sterling silver chain, with a 5cm extender. Very slim, delicate and lightweight. Not for everyday wear.
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 two year old girl, Lily. 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 hand made, her attention to detail is evident in each petal and every tiny brush stroke..