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A quick reference to the maori shapes and symbols used in some of our jewellery. You can also view it here http://www.pauaworld.com/maori-shapes-and-symbols/

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"Always gift, never keep for ones self." Bought a lot of greenstone but gifted them all to loved ones. Only kept the ones from auntie Kelly and the toki from Koro.

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Koru - a symbol of Maori art mimicking the fiddlehead of new ferns. It symbolizes new life, growth, development, and peace. The circular shape of the koru helps to convey the idea of perpetual movement while the inner coil suggests a return to the point of origin. ( i have a necklace with this symbol on it.)

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maybe my next tattoo will be a turtle. Symbol of the Turtle : taking their homes with them wherever they go, turtles remind us to remember our roots while still welcoming new places and phases in life. They teach us to appreciate life's simple, true necessities : shelter, food, drink and most importantly, FAITH . The turtle's slow gait requires the animal to have faith that it will eventually get where it is going and that its needs will be satisfied along the way.

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The triple Koru represents the unfurling of a new fern frond. Symbolic of new life, growth, love and new beginnings. It also represents parents and children and the love within a family.

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Soul Mate Symbol.The Maori story of creation and separation of Rangi and Pappa

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SYMBOLS MEANINGFAMILY | maori symbol for family

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