New Zealand Shipwreck Welfare Trust Charity Auction 2018 - HOMEWARD BOUND

The NZFCF (New Zealand Federation of Commercial FIshermen) held their 60th Conference and AGM in May 2018 in Nelson. Also held at the conference was the Shipwreck Relief Society Auction where this beautiful pearl donated by Eyris Blue Pearls and fashioned by Jewel Beetle will be auctioned off.

Jewel Beetle are creators of fine jewellery in Nelson and kindly donated their time and materials to create this stunning Swallow pendant called Homeward Bound.

The piece was auctioned for $3,100 and proceeds go to the trust.

 

 
Homeward Bound Pendant - Jewel Beetle - Eyris Gem GGP 13mm
 

Homeward Bound Pendant - Jewel Beetle with Eyris Gem pearl GGP 13mm


The Homeward Bound Pendant was designed by Jewel Beetle under the concept of Swallows having significant meaning to sailors.

"Swallows are birds that choose a mate for life, this is why the swallow is a chosen symbol for love and loyalty to family. To a sailor, the swallow has a special meaning because these birds were usually the first sign that land was near and also the swallow will always return home no matter how far away they are. A sailor traditionally has a swallow tattooed onto his chest every 5000 nautical miles. Since traveling over seas in the early years was a dangerous occupation, a sailor with one or two swallow tattoos was considered very experienced and therefore trustworthy and valuable."

New Zealand Shipwreck Welfare Trust Charity Auction 2017

The NZFCF (New Zealand Federation of Commercial FIshermen) will hold their 59th Conference and AGM in June 2017 in New Plymouth. Also held at the conference will be the Shipwreak Auction where this beautiful piece donated by Eyris Blue Pearls will be auctioned off.

 Eyris Pearl 13mm A grade, Green, Gold, Pink, set in sterling silver- Everyday Pendant

Eyris Pearl 13mm A grade, Green, Gold, Pink, set in sterling silver- Everyday Pendant

This charity, previously known as the Shipwreck Relief Society, was established by the New Zealand Federation of Commercial Fishermen (NZFCF) in 1902. The Federation provides immediate financial assistance to widows and bereaved families affected by shipwrecks and mishaps at sea relating to commercial fishing and merchant shipping, while insurance claims etc. are processed.

 The sterling silver 'Sea Tail' enhancer adds a new look to the Everyday Pendant.

The sterling silver 'Sea Tail' enhancer adds a new look to the Everyday Pendant.

See the NZFCF website for more information on the upcoming conference. www.nzfishfed.co.nz

Country Calendar 2016 book features Roger Beattie and Eyris Pearls


Wekas, seaweed and sustainable farming: meet New Zealand's 'least worst farmer'

Stories from our rural heartland by Matt Philp and Rob Suisted, published by Potton & Burton, RRP$59.99. Buy a copy here.

 Roger Beattie harvesting Eyris Pearls in Akaroa Harbour. Photo Country Calendar Book

Roger Beattie harvesting Eyris Pearls in Akaroa Harbour. Photo Country Calendar Book

Country Calendar is now New Zealand’s longest-running television series, with more than half a million people tuning in every week. This year saw Country Calendar turn 50, and this book celebrates this milestone by revisiting 15 families who have appeared on the show during the last decade – and, in some cases, whose properties have featured two or three times during the last 50 years including Roger Beattie.

Complimenting Matt Philp’s text, each story is lavishly illustrated with evocative, especially commissioned images by award-winning photographer, Rob Suisted. The result is this stunning celebratory book – a must-have for every fan of Country Calendar and anyone with an interest in the lives of rural New Zealanders.

Roger Beattie features as a 'wild sheep breeder, blue pearl and kelp entrepreneur, and, yes, would-be weka farmer, a man who most days has a dozen ideas before breakfast'.


 

Eyris Pearls and Miss World New Zealand 2016

Karla de Beer

The Koru Pearl Story

Miss World - New Zealand 2016 - Karla de Beer wearing Eyris Blue Pearls and The Koru Pearl pendant which was handcrafted by Blue Pearl Gallery. Eyris Pearls and Blue Pearls Gallery have gifted this pendant to Karla to be auctioned off at the Miss World competition in USA, December 2016 to help raise money for the Childrens Charity Auction - Beauty with a Purpose, Helping Children Worldwide. This is a stunning piece of jewellery and we can't wait to hear the results.

Karla de Beer with the Koru Pearl and Silver Fern

Miss World New Zealand 2016 Karla, wearing the Koru Pearl with Roger Beattie

New Zealand’s most recognised icon is the Silver Fern: the unfurling fern frond is known as the Koru to the indigenous Maori people, and symbolises new life, growth and strength.  The unfurling frond resembles a mother embracing her child, a reflection of the environment we must create not only for the children of New Zealand, but the children of the world.

The Eyris pearl represents the colours of the Koru and new life, with the unfurling silver stem symbolizing the strength, protection and support a mother gives her child.  Our children need an environment filled with unconditional love and support to help them believe that anything is possible.  As the Koru nurtures new buds, so we must nurture our young to give them the self-belief and strength they need to create a better world for their future.


Miss World New Zealand 2015 and the Empowerment Pearl

Once again Eyris Pearls along with Master Jeweller Jacek Pawlowski are proud to support the Miss World NZ children’s charity auction in China. This year’s contestant Deborah Lambie who is currently studying medicine, has chosen ‘Empowerment’ as her campaign theme. With this theme in mind they have created a one off piece using the white camellia as their inspiration! 

The Empowerment Pearl celebrates equal rights for woman.   New Zealand women were the first in the world to be granted the right to vote in 1893.  Those who supported this historic change were presented with a white camellia to wear in their buttonhole.  The white camellia has since become an endearing symbol of the empowerment of women.

The unfolding silver petals of the white camellia represent hope and equality for all people. At the centre of the flower is a Gem grade blue green Eyris Pearl that displays the colours of New Zealand.  Together, the colours of the pearl combined with the white camellia, represents liberation and empowerment of women spreading from New Zealand to the rest of the world, and therefore creating a better future for our children.

NZFCF Charity Auction 2015

Eyris Blue Pearls donated these beautiful a grade blue violet pearl earrings, for the 2015 Charity auction in aid of the Shipwreck Welfare Trust.

 At the annual Charity Conference, held in Napier this year,  Jos Perry made the winning bid to take home these stunning earrings. 

Thank you Jos, we hope you enjoy your Eyris Pearl earrings.

This charity, previously known as the Shipwreck Relief Society, was established by the New Zealand Federation of Commercial Fishermen (NZFCF) in 1902. The Federation provides immediate financial assistance to widows and bereaved families affected by shipwrecks and mishaps at sea relating to commercial fishing and merchant shipping, while insurance claims etc. are processed.


Queen wears Eyris 'Aotearoa Pearl' Brooch 2013

Gifted by Prime Minister, John Key the brooch was designed by Christchurch jeweller Joachim van Oostrum.

Her Majesty the Queen wears the Aotearoa Pearl Brooch gifted by John Key Prime Minister 2013


Aotearoa Pearl Brooch with Eyris Pearl

Her Majesty the Queen wearing Eyris Pearl Brooch