A truly stunning piece! Uniquely a New Zealand icon. The Kowhai tree flowers profusely in early spring with bright yellow flowers, attracting Tui's by the hoards.
Gold Plated Sterling Silver Kowhai measures approx 3.5-4cm. Set on a 44cm sterling silver chain featuring a hand made fob clasp and signature leaf charm.
Martyn has a small independent jewellery workshop situated on the slopes of Mt Rinopai, Golden Bay, near the North Western tip of the South Island of New Zealand. Designer and principal maker, Martyn Milligan has been making jewellery items for over twenty years. "I try to make pieces that reflect what I am interested in. I love living at Parapara , on the edge of the Kahurangi national park. For twenty five years my jewellery making and daily interaction with the bush surrounds have been closely linked. It is really natural for me to make flowers. I never planned it that way but I just enjoyed the process even when challenging and so over the years I have really become a florist of sorts. I like my pieces to feel like they come from our place in the world, and enjoy the interaction my pieces have with my interests. I feel lucky to have developed a style of work which closely matches my experience of living here at Parapara."