Unique to New Zealand, Takahe are large, flightless and colourful birds. Tenacious survivors, they were thought to be extinct until rediscovered in 1948.
Sterling silver feather with koru detail (23mm long), handpainted in iridescent blues, and suspended from a fine 45cm sterling silver necklace, with a 5cm extender.
Each feather is individually handpainted, so no two necklaces will be identical.
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.