Mirror laser cut Mako (shark) serrated earrings
Mirror laser cut Mako (shark) serrated edge earrings
Measurement: 50 mm or 5 cm length
Earring hooks: sterling silver plaited size 18 mm.
Packaging: black leather bound box with black inner pad.
Mako (shark tooth adornments) were also highly esteemed and treasured by Māori and often worn from the ear. Sharks play a role in many Māori legends and have been symbolic throughout time of guardianship, trust and protection. It was thought that by wearing mako, or a replica carved from pounamu, you would be spiritually connected to the shark’s energy and take on its characteristics of ferocity, strength and persistence. It is believed that when shark pendants are passed down through whanau (family), the strengths and traits of tūpuna (ancestors) would be passed on through the stone.
Sharks are known as powerful, resilient creatures that dominate the oceans.