The New Zealand Amber used in these pieces is extremely rare, found by chance at a depth of 150 metres underground in 2014 and Neil is the only person in the world working with it. It has been certified by the Gemnological Institute of America (GIA) as genuine amber with an estimated age of 75 million years and has a natural phosphorescence which causes its colour to change as it's moved.
Ancient New Zealand Kauri Copal (Kauri Gum) Rare and Very Special. Formed over 40,000 years ago, fossilised Kauri Gum connects the wearer to the ancient forests that graced the lands of New Zealand, where the majestic Kauri Trees could live for over 2000 years and was the unchallenged King. Each unique piece is one of a kind and designed by the artist to reveal its inner natural beauty, often containing swirls of nebulae like patterns visible through its translucent layers. Some of the old fissures, inclusions or air bubbles are visible, leaving hints of a journey that the gum has gone through, honouring its unique character and preserving its energetic resonance. The glorious colours range from crystal clear to white, red, orange, yellow, cream to almost black. Prized for its beauty and richness, this unique, rare and exquisite gem is one of New Zealand’s most beautiful natural treasures. Kauri Copal warms to the touch exuding a pleasant, calming fragrance radiating energies of peace and tranquility. Kauri gum resonates with the heart, helps to protect, balance, strengthen and inspire.
Care for your Kauri Copal (Kauri Gum) Treasure: Like any gem, handle it with care as it can chip or break if knocked or dropped. Avoid direct or prolonged exposure to heat or enclosed hot environments. Remove jewellery before showering, bathing and sport. Avoid applying perfume or lotions over your jewellery. In time Kauri Copal may become“crazed”, a network of fine lines about a millimetre deep. This can be remedied by rubbing wheatgerm oil into the surface crazes, rendering them nearly invisible. Enjoy Your Rare and Very Special New Zealand Treasure.