Kiwi Bird Charm Necklace with Greenstone Bowenite
I used a hand cast pendant (made in Australia) which displays a kiwi. Kiwis are flightless birds, native to New Zealand. The word is also used to identify people living in New Zealand. The kiwi is attached to a large sphere of the popular (but rare) gemstone bownite.
Bowenite is a hard, compact variety of the serpentinite species antigorite. Classed as semi-precious gemstone it has been traditionally used for tools and weapons by the Maori in New Zealand.
Bowenite was named after George T. Bowen, who analyzed it in 1822.
The pendant alone measures 5cm in length and 3cm in width.
All other metal is solid stainless steel, durable yet affordable.
The necklace measures 50cm in length. It closes with a lobster claw clasp and has a small heart attached. Photo #5 shows two other kiwi pendants we have available for custom orders (contact me for options),