Matariki – It’s New Year around the world and, specifically, in my world!

Mid-winter in New Zealand traditionally marks the time of Matariki, or New Year to the Maori people.  Matariki occurs when the constellation of Pleiades reappears in the morning sky after an absence of approximately 28 days.  When this happens, Maori people begin to celebrate the New Year and plan for the coming seasons.

It is not a tradition unique to Maori, however – the reappearance of this constellation in the morning sky is celebrated across the Pacific Ocean, from Japan (where it is called Suburu) to Hawaii (where it is called Makali’l) and as far afield as Denmark and South Africa.

Matariki literally means the ‘eyes of god’ (mata ariki) or ‘little eyes’ (mata riki). According to myth, when Ranginui, the sky father, and Papatūānuku, the earth mother, were separated by their children, the god of the winds, Tāwhirimātea, became so angry that he tore out his eyes and threw them into the heavens.

This year I am bringing back some of my favouite jewellery pieces – Star Maps and specifically Matariki Star Maps.  New pieces are joining old pieces for a brand-new collection honouring the stars and the stories and maps they hold within.

Matariki Large Pendant 2
Large Star Map Pendant Matariki
$315.00 Add to cart
Star Map mini necklace (1)
Mini Star Map Pendant
$156.00 Add to cart
Matariki Earrings
Star Map Earrings Matariki
$215.00 Select options
Matariki ring
Star Map Matriki Ring
$255.00 Select options

STILL POPULAR

Bio Resin and Rimu Wood Bangle
$85.00 Select options
Bio Resin and Rimu Wood Shark Fin Ring
$100.00 Select options
Bio Resin Toki Earrings 1
Bio-Resin and Rimu Toki Earrings
$85.00 Select options
Bio-Resin+Rimu Wood Circle Necklace
$65.00$90.00 Select options

TREASURES TO TREASURE

Pebble Cluster Ring
$165.00$800.00 Select options
Pebble Cluster Pendant
$165.00$1,000.00 Select options
Pebble Cluster Drop Earrings
$175.00$800.00 Select options
Pebble Single Stud Earrings
$70.00$350.00 Select options
pebble half chain necklace
Pebble Half Chain Necklace
$200.00 Select options
pebble trio cluster earrings silver
Pebble Trio Cluster Earrings
$120.00$800.00 Select options
Pebble Trio Drop Earrings
$120.00$800.00 Select options
Pebble Stack Double Drop Earrings
$160.00$1,100.00 Select options
Pebble Stack Drop Earrings
$150.00$950.00 Select options
Pebble single drop earrings
Pebble Single Drop Earrings
$100.00 Select options
Pebble Chain Bracelet
$180.00 Select options
Pebble Stack Simple Pendant
$150.00$750.00 Select options
Pebble Stack Pendant
$150.00$800.00 Select options
Pebble Medium Chain Necklace
$285.00 Select options
Pebble Long Chain Necklace
$350.00 Select options

COLLECT THEM ALL

The Voice - Te Reo Collection
The Voice - Te Reo Collection
24
Pebble Collection
Pebble Collection
15
My Mala Meditation Beads
My Mala Meditation Beads
3
Bio-Resin + Rimu
Bio-Resin + Rimu
15
Star Maps
Star Maps
8
Wahine Toa : Warrior Women
Wahine Toa : Warrior Women
29
Classic Collection
Classic Collection
13
Bentwood
Bentwood
9

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Pebble Chain Bracelet
$180.00 Select options
Pebble Long Chain Necklace
$350.00 Select options
Pebble Stack Drop Earrings
$150.00$950.00 Select options
Pebble Stack Simple Pendant
$150.00$750.00 Select options