Artist and jewelry designer Nga Waiata from New Zealand is the creator of these enchanting mineral rings. The mystical name “Nga Waiata” – pronounced naaaa-y-a-taa – is a Maori name and means “the songs” or “music”. The description of each of her pieces is poetical as well, for example: “pounamu rings – a treasured gift. often signifies peace and has immense spiritual value. emanates great strength within. mana!” No wonder I’m totally captivated by the charm of the minerals’ tender colours combined with sturdy, recycled New Zealand native woods.