We just adore these brown/gold tones, they are so unique, and this creation is a beautiful slimline breast plate we call the 'Banana Plate"
This Statement Taonga is hand-carved from New Zealand Serpentinite. Found by our own hands on the West Coast beaches near our hometown.
With overall Golden tones and veins and abundant beauty, she is a wonderful creation of mother nature indeed. Our breastplate style embraces protection
- Hand braided wax polyester black extendable cord
- 10 x 3.3cm
A rich and varied stone, serpentinite is one of three pounamu stones used in traditional carving, and one of the most recognisable. A metamorphic stone formed from antigorite, lizardite and chrysotile, this wide mix of minerals produce a stone of immense complexity, and individual pieces can contain colours ranging from deep moss green to aquatic blue, with gold, orange, and brown highlights.
A healing stone, serpentinite replenishes and restores energies within the body and creates a protective field around its wearer. Sometimes porous, serpentinite can absorb oils from your skin and its colour may deepen over time - this should not be seen as a flaw but as part of the stone’s natural evolution with its wearer.