One of the most important aspects of making jewelry, for me anyway, is that each piece is it’s own unique piece of art. I have learned that my true passion is to make treasures that celebrate the individual beauty of the process AND reflect the authenticity of the person wearing them.

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Pausing to see the beautiful imperfection of the world, in all it’s glory, is a gift.

~ Sonia Therese

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This is what drives me, why I make jewellery and defines how I present myself in the world. I am Sonia and I am incredibly grateful to be connected with you.

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Long Starmap Handcut Earrings

SKU 00021
Celebrate the endless circle of love with this handcrafted and customizable circle earrings.
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Product Details
Collection: Heaven Sent
Style: Earrings
Materials: Silver, Brass, 9ct Yellow Gold, 9ct Rose Gold, 9ct White Gold
Methods: Handcut
Form: Feathers

Measuring approximately 10cm long and 1cm across, these beautiful statement earrings feature hand-cut “stars” into the metal. They are available in 3 metal options including 100% recycled silver, copper or brass. 9ct alluvial New Zealand gold (yellow, rose or white) is also available. Your earrings are finished with your choice of a handmade earhook or stud finishing.

The 12 handcut stars represent the 12 heavens in Māori mythology as well as the 12 tail feathers of the sacred bird, Manu Huia.

Legend tells of an invitation sent to earth by the God Rehua in the form of a simple pure white bird named Manutea. Manutea sought out the God Tane, originator of mankind, to summon him to climb the 12 heavens and retrieve the sacred baskets of knowledge.

Upon Tane accepting this invitation, Manutea returned to Rehua who rewarded him for his bravery in navigating the 12 heavens by colouring him black to represent the great void. He also added white tipped feathers to his tail, to a total of 12 to represent the heavens he had bravely journeyed through to reach Tane. When Manutea returned to the earth he was renamed Manu Huia and became the most sacred of all birds to Maori.

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