Kia-ora New Zealand Nephrite Jade 18k Gold Brooch Pin Antique Victorian c1890.
Kia-ora - have life be well / healthy.
Fantastic New Zealand nephrite jade with the phrase 'kia-ora' on the fern leaf set in 18ct yellow gold brooch pin from the late Victorian period. Kia-ora is a traditional Maori language greeting. The fern leaf is the symbol of New Zealand.
The gold mark can be found to the rear near the pin base, simply reads '18ct' Great colour to the jade see pictures. Good secure clasp & pin.
Size 6.0 x 1.4 cm or 2.4 x 0.5 inches.
Weight 7.1 grams or 4.4 penny weight.