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.
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.