Hei-Matau Pendant, designed by Kerry Thompson (Maori) "Hei-Matau represents prosperity, abundance and fertility. The wearer of a Hei-Matau is seen as a provider and protector who is strong willed and determined to succeed in life. They are worn to protect travelers over water, and are also symbols of power and authority which are held in great reverence by the Maori people. They were used practically as a tool for fishing and often decorated as a sign of respect for sea creatures."
The spiral is a Koru, represents the fern frond as it opens bringing new life and purity to the world. It also represents peace, tranquility and spirituality along with a strong sense of re growth or new beginnings. The Koru is also often associated with nurturing so when interlocked with others is frequently used to represent the strength and purity of a loving relationship within a family.