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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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red czech beadsThese are fantastic fire-polish Czech glass beads, perfect for your most stunning designs. They are handmade in the Czech Republic through a process of molding, facet-cutting, and firing in a high-temperature furnace. The process gives the bead a beautiful sheen and scratch-resistant surface. (For more information, see our blog post on Fire-polish beads.) The 8 mm. Rondell beads are a gorgeous deep red cranberry color as shown. (They are slightly spotted near the holes, in white-gray/black, for a great look with 'depth'.) Each strand has 25 sparkling beads; strands are sold separately at $8.00 each. Contact me for a special discount if you'd like to purchase multiple strands.

 

 

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