Miss World New Zealand

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.