According to Maori tradition, the gifting of stunningly colourful paua shell is believed to bring the wearer of the gift good luck, prosperity and peace.
Sterling silver shell (10 x 15mm), handpainted and suspended with a freshwater pearl from a 45cm sterling silver fine chain, with a 5cm sterling silver extender.
As each shell is individually handpainted, no two shells are alike.
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.