The unification of opposites – using the femininity of semi precious gems to enhance the beauty and masculinity of precious taonga pounamu.
Let us replace your ‘string’ with custom designed ‘bling’ to create a truly special unique piece. We work with our clients to find the gems that work best for them and their taonga. Strands are made on commission and range in price from approximately $75 – $150 depending on gemstones used and length of the necklace.
Please contact us: carmelle@sisterscollective.co.nz or [email protected] if you have a taonga you wish to re fashion with a touch of gemstone bling.

HE MARAMA REHUTAI
Stone of Insight

Red Inanga Pounamu
Sourced From Nelson – This pounamu has been fired using traditional mātauranga
Carver – TAONGA BY TIMOTI – (Ngāti Mahuta. Te Aitanga A Hauiti. Ngāti Porou, Ngāi Tahu. Ngā Puhi, Ngati Koata)
Strung with a 9CT gold chain and gold hanger

Taonga 6

ROIMATA- HUKATAI
Stone of Intellect
white kōhatu hyrdogrossular garnet also called “Rodingite” after the Roding (Rākautara) river, Aniseed Valley, Nelson

WAIAROHA - Inanga (blue) pounamu wand with custom kōhatu strand

WAIAROHA
Inanga (blue) pounamu wand with custom kōhatu strand
Sourced From Nelson (Rākautara River) – Blue Serpentinite / Nephrite – TAONGA BY TIMOTI
80cm custom strand made from sea blue dyed jasper, hematite, opalites, and turquoise beads with optional charms

Taonga 5

Oversize
ROIMATA
gold kōhatu hyrdogrossular garnet
also called “Rodingite” after the Roding (Rākautara) river, Aniseed Valley, Nelson
TAONGA BY TIMOTI

Taonga 4

PĀKŌHE
Blue argillite
Traditionally used for implements and traded by Māori all around Aōtearōa Sourced from the Aniseed Valley, Nelson
TAONGA BY TIMOTI

Taonga 3

TOKI
Green Kōhatu
Sourced From Nelson – This tōki is carved from (hydrogrossular garnet) and can also be carved from Pākōhe or Red Inanga
TAONGA BY TIMOTI

Taonga 2

WAEWAE POUNAMU
He manawā (heart)
one of our most popular collaborations with Waewae (Ngāī Tahu Pounamu)
Strand made from opalites, pyrite, hematite and labradorite kōhatu

Taonga 1

HEI TIKI
CUSTOM
Hei tiki commission 2017 – 2 custom strands made to dress tiki from (right) tourmalines, pink quartz, cultured pearls, opalites; and (left) opalites, kyanite, pink kunzite, green aventurine green turquoise and labradorites