The pendant has three Koru. It is 94mm high and 65 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. It is the 'Marsden Flower Jade' and is called this because of the unique golden colours (the flower) in the stone found in the Marsden area.
The Koru Pendant has a waxed nylon cord so the pendant can be worn ALL the time - even in any kind of water. it is a special, round, hand platted, 4-plait cord. The cord is adjustable by pinching the special knots between your thumb and finger and pulling.
It has the three Koru coming together. The Koru represents the new shoots of the fern plant opening so it symbolises growth, harmony and new beginnings.
It also represents the family as a whole, an individual person, an event, time, place, accomplishment or achievement that has happened in your life.
They were traditionally tattooed on the body and carved in the main poles and panels in the Whare/house. The Maori had an oral language. They told their life story from the Koru's that had been carved and tattooed. It is up to the person to tell the story of what their Koru represents.
Each Koru could represent an individual person or one Koru could represent an individual and the others different Whanau/family members. The three Koru coming together shows their lives coming together in love, friendship and harmony. Or three generations.