These gorgeous pieces feature the beautifully engraved Māhutonga/Southern Cross and Pointers star constellations.
Māori tribes have some different traditions about this mass of stars. Some believed it was an anchor of a great sky canoe, or an opening in the sky that the winds blew through.
The Southern Cross is featured on the New Zealand national flag.
They are made from fine brass dipped in sterling silver, covered with a clear tarnish resistance to protect them from the elements. The earrings are on hypoallergenic surgical steel hooks for those sensitive ears. The necklace is on a adjustable chain which is 40-50cm long. The Southern Cross circle is15mm while the Pointers circle is 8mm.
They make a beautiful gift and are presented in a gorgeous little eco friendly glass bottle with cork lid.
The Little Taonga range is designed by Kiwi Cezanne Lyons who is influenced by Ngai Tahu, Rangitane and Ngai Kuta heritage. After her beachside home in Kaikōura was rocked by a huge earthquake in 2016, she created her jewellery to 'celebrate the icons, nature, and places that make Aotearoa special'.