The bead is 11mm in length and 10mm in diameter. It is carved with two sets of double Koru. The bracelet cord is 255mm in length but comes with instructions to be adjusted to fit any size of wrist smaller than this. However when adjusted it can not be made larger again.
The bracelet can be easily taken on and off by putting the small pounamu toggle through the loop in the cord. Although, the bracelet has been made so that it can be worn ALL the time and does not need to be taken off at all - even when you go in any kind of water.
The cord is extremely strong as it is four strands of 1.4mm thick cord that have been hand platted into a special, round, 4-plait cord.
Meaning of Carving on Bead: The middle bead is carved with two sets of double Koru. Each Koru can represent an individual and therefore showing two peoples lives coming together in love, friendship and harmony. Or one person and their Whanau/family coming together.
Otherwise each Koru could represent an individual, the Whanau/family, an important event, place, time, achievement or accomplishment in the recipients life. Or a new beginning as these are the meanings that the Koru can symbolise.