Kōwhai + Pearl Hoops


Kōwhai seed and pearl hoops - sold as a pair.

Hand-drilled Kōwhai seeds and cultured pearls on 30mm sterling silver hoops - great for sensitive ears!

  • Handmade in Tāmaki Makaurau, Aotearoa New Zealand.
  • Kōwhai Seeds / Resin / Cultured Pearls / Sterling Silver
  • Not suitable to be worn when bathing/swimming.

Clean with a soft, lint-free cloth

Due to hygiene reasons, we are unable to accept change of mind returns for pierced jewellery.

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Maker Profile

Avara Studio

Te Whanganui-a-tara / Wellington based design studio founded by Avara Moody to provide people with timeless objects that elicit joy in daily life.

Avara’s experience with chronic pain has shown her just how important small details of the material world can be when you’re feeling low - to help uplift, inspire and create curiosity. Maintaining presence and gratitude for every day is something she hopes her practice inspires for others. 

She is currently focussed on making jewellery and has some other non-wearable, ceramic objects in the works. All Avara Studio objects are crafted with longevity and sustainability in mind. Avara has a Masters in Industrial Design which grounds her studio mahi. 

Outside of Avara Studio, Avara brings her design research expertise to system-level, social impact health projects. The current projects she has on the go include reducing the prevalence of rheumatic fever in Aotearoa, improving maternity services and increasing wellbeing in schools for Māori and Pasifika tamariki, rangatahi and whānau.  

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These goods can be composted at the end of their useful life, leaving no trace of their existence.

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These goods are made by suppliers that pay fair wages, guarantee no child labour, and maintain a safe working environment.


Handcrafted goods are one of a kind that have been created by skilled artisans often using techniques passed down through generations, rather than by automated, machine-based processes. Small irregularities are celebrated and are what make handcrafted goods unique.


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Or 6 x $22 4 x $33