The pendant is 53mm in length and 40mm at its widest. It is carved from pounamu we have collected from the Marsden Valley in the Paroa Area just outside of Greymouth, on the West Coast of the South Island in New Zealand.
It is the Putiputi Pounamu - the 'Marsden Flower Jade' and is called this due to the intense greens and unique golden, yellow, orange and creamy colours (the flower) in the stone which is found in the Marsden Area.
The pendant has an extremely strong, waxed nylon cord so the pendant can be worn ALL the time - even in any kind of water. The cord is adjustable by pinching the special knots between your thumb and finger and pulling.
Pendant Meaning: This pendant is a combination of the Whale Tail and Hei Matau/Hook.
The Hei Matau / hook gives the wearer strength and determination. It brings peace, prosperity and good health. It also provide the wearer with a safe journey through life - both a safe physical journey, especially over water and also helps them get through any hardships and tough times they may face.
This is also combined with the Whale Tail. The Whale Tail gives the wearer strength in their life because the whale is such a powerful mammal. It indicates the support often shown by dolphins and whales to humans in distress. Therefore it is a symbol of protection. It also represents speed, confidence, sensitivity and the bond between animal and human.
The whale tail signifies that you like being out in nature doing things and looking after the environment – respect for the sea and nature. It is also a good luck charm providing safe passage over water.