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jade hookSAVE 20% WITH SAVE20 COUPON for this and anything else in the shop. This is a lovely hand-carved pendant of natural Nephrite Jade from New Zealand. The hei matu, or fish hook, has endured since pre-colonial times (prior to the 18th century) and symbolizes abundance, and a respect for sea. The design represents the special relationship Maori people have with fishing (historically they lived from fisheries and depended on the sea for food gathering) and Tangaroa, god of the sea. Designs range from the ultra-realistic through to more conceptual styles, and wearing one is said to bring good fortune when traveling across oceans.

This beautiful piece measures approx. 45 mm long (approx.. 1 3/4") x approx. 23 mm. (just shy of 1") at its widest point. Thickness is approx. 3 mm. Hole at top for hanging is approx. 3 mm. wide.

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Bamboo Nugget Beads Etsy ImageThis bold red set of Bamboo Coral beads has twenty-six freeform nuggets ranging from approx. 10 - 20 mm. (the entire strand is approx. 15" long). What a great find for a rustic or exotic creation. Elsewhere on the Etsy shop site, we also have Bamboo Coral rondelles and barrel beads -- not to mention some beautiful Jet rondelles that coul be paired with the Coral for incredible effect. if interested, check them out!

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