Ika is the Māori word for fish (any aquatic animal in fresh or salt water). A tapu (sacred) activity, Māori fishermen would offer prayers to Tangaroa and other gods, and when they caught the first fish they would return it to the sea, to thank Tangaroa.
Sterling silver lightweight Ika*, with engraved scales and kinetic tails. Hanging from sterling silver ear hooks. Measuring just over 4.5cm in length from the top of the ear hook.
Choose between either plain silver or hand painted with porcelain paint:
The porcelain paint is water and scratch resistant.
*Source: Te Ara
Lilygriffin jewellery is dainty and delicate, so care must be taken when wearing and storing it.
Please do not wear while exercising, swimming, gardening, showering, cleaning or sleeping. Store in a soft protective pouch or box out of direct sunlight and away from moisture, excessive heat or cold. Please do not store in the bathroom. Avoid contact with household chemicals, perfumes, creams, and hairspray/gels.
I would be delighted if you wanted to wear my jewellery everyday, but please be aware that you will be able to enjoy your handpainted pieces longer if they are not worn on a day to day basis.
For cleaning tips: