Pay tribute to the country that hosted the entire Lord of the Rings trilogy
New Zealanders are a pretty cool bunch. They have a beautiful country with lush vegetation, sweeping mountains, and the peculiar tradition of headbutting people as a welcome.
They're an endearing nation that has captivated the world, and so we offer a selection of charms all about New Zealand. New Zealand has many famous symbols that people recognize as being theirs, and the fern is definitely one of them. This island country is home to almost 200 species of ferns. Although we don't offer it in the traditional green, we do have fern charms in beautiful gold and sterling silver.
The Maori people are a proud culture that came over from eastern Polynesia hundreds of years ago. Much of the horticulture of New Zealand is thanks to the Maori, who also developed their own language. Populations of the Maori can be found largely in New Zealand, but some tribes moved over to Australia, the United Kingdom and North America. You can celebrate the rich culture of the Maori with our New Zealand charms. The Maori club is a symbol of power and strength, and the Maori lodge is a time-honored tradition, as well as a spectacular bit of architecture.
Have you ever wondered how the kiwi became the national bird of New Zealand? It's actually a bit of an interesting story. The most prominent theory is the one where New Zealand adopted the term “kiwis” for its people when a popular shoe polish went global. The inventor, a man who hailed from Melbourne, named the shoe polish “Kiwi” after his wife's native country, which was host to the flightless birds. It just kind of snowballed from there. This adorable animal is available in a wide variety of charm styles. We even have one for American football fans where the kiwi bird is holding the football (kiwi birds don't actually play football; we just thought it was cute).
We wouldn't dare leave out our Tiki charms. The Hei-tiki idol is a Maori symbol, usually in the form of a pendant, that the people wear around their neck. This symbol is where the famous Tiki idols come from, although what we think of as Tiki idols is actually a tourist-centric design. The traditional cultural design is the one we've chosen for our Tiki charms.
Just looking at these New Zealand charms makes us want to take a holiday over there. When does the next flight leave?