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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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Diamonds are intense, radiant, said by mystics to awaken higher visionary states.  Diamonds are the hardest of all substances.  Though they're often colorless, they can also be yellow, brown, blue, pink, green, orange or red.  They have been made naturally over eons in the earth, from crystallized carbon.  Although they are found worldwide, most come from Australia, Russia, South Africa, and Brazil.  The diamond is April's birthstone, and for centuries they have been said to provide spiritual protection, as well as qualities such as faithfulness, purity, and enhancement of love.

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