Kauri Ring

$215 NZD

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Kauri, among the world's oldest and largest trees, towers over 50 meters tall with trunks measuring up to 16 meters in girth, and defies time by living for over 2,000 years.

Often celebrated as the "king of the forest", the kauri tree is deeply woven into Maori culture. In local myths, kauri trees are said to be the legs of Tane Mahuta, who holds open the sky and earth, allowing light to grace the world.

Kauri timber held great value for Maori, especially for crafting prestigious items like grand waka capable of carrying hundreds. Its resin was kindling for fires and torches during night-fishing, while its gum served as insect repellent for harvest protection. Burned gum was ground into ink for tattoos, mixed with fats and oils.

For Europeans, kauri took centre stage in crafting homes, ships, and furnishings. Kauri gum became essential for making varnishes and resin-based products.



Metal: It can be made in sterling silver, or 9ct gold or 18ct gold (yellow, rose or white gold). 

Measurement: 5 mm wide top, 4.7 mm bottom

Finish: Satin finish on outside and side, polished inside

Sizes: We can make half or quarter sizes (e.g. M 1/2, O 1/4). If you want to order a ring in size N 1/2, please choose size N on the website, and let us know via email. mj@winterinjuly.co.nz

If your size is not listed below, please email us for a quote.

MADE TO ORDER. Dispatches in 3 to 4 weeks.


See the hints and tips below for taking care of your Winter in July jewellery.

Wearing of silver or gold jewellery

You must remove jewellery before:

  • any form of physical exercise
  • going to bed
  • entering a shower, pool, spring or the sea (chemicals found in swimming pools and natural springs cause tarnishing).
Skin and hair products can cause tarnishing, discolouration and possibly corrosion. It is recommended to apply cosmetics and scents before you put on your jewellery. Your jewellery should always be the last thing you put on and the first thing you take off. You should take off your jewellery first when you are changing clothes or before you go to bed.

Wearing diamond jewellery

Diamonds are some of the hardest minerals on earth, however they can get chipped and shatter. Periodically check your jewellery settings to ensure the diamonds are still secure.

Cleaning jewellery

  1. Soak your jewellery in warm water with a little dishwashing liquid, or use a jewellery cleaner
  2. Use a soft brush (such as an old toothbrush) to carefully clean your jewellery. A harsh brush might produce scratch marks
  3. When the dirt has been removed, rinse the jewellery again in the bowl and then dry it with a clean dish towel

    Removing tarnish

    If silver jewellery gets tarnished, use a silver dip solution. Always ensure you clean your item after silver dipping, with warm soapy water and a soft toothbrush.

    Do not put blackened jewellery (e.g. the blackened silver rose earrings) in silver dip, as the patina will be removed. To clean these pieces, please use silver cloth. It will remove the tarnishing on the raised area and the depressed area will remain blackened. 

    Storing your jewellery

    • Store pieces separately in a jewellery box or bag to help avoid scratching by other items of jewellery.
    • Storing your jewellery in a zip-lock bag is recommended as exposure to the air and environment can cause your jewellery to tarnish. Zip-lock bags are a cheap way to keep your jewellery looking newer for longer. Storing jewellery in acid-free tissue is another option.
    • Store each item of jewellery separately, so that they don’t rub against each other, or tangle. Sleeping with jewellery on is not advisable.
    • Damp and hot conditions cause jewellery to tarnish. Do not store jewellery in the bathroom, near heating vents, on window sills or in the bathroom.

    Pricing and delivery time frames:

    Region Service Orders Rate Transit
    New Zealand Courier - Tracked, Signature Required 0 - $99.99 $10 1-3 working days
    New Zealand Courier - Tracked, Signature Required Over $100 Free 1-3 working days
    Australia International Economy - Tracked 0 - $169.99 NZ $10 3-7 working days
    Australia International Courier - Tracked, Signature Required 0 - $169.99 NZ$25 3-5 working days
    Australia International Courier - Tracked, Signature Required Over $170 Free 3-6 working days
    Rest of World International Economy - Tracked 0 - $449.99 NZ $15 6-10 working days
    Rest of World International Courier - Tracked, Signature Required 0 - $449.99 NZ$50 5-7 working days
    Rest of World International Courier - Tracked, Signature Required Over $450 Free 5-7 working days

    *transit times are a guide only and are provided in working days

    Parcels are delivered by tracked, and signature-required courier (Except International Economy). Please keep it in mind, when providing your shipping address (home or work address).

    Products shipped to other countries may be subject to that country's Taxes and/or Duties. You will be responsible for paying such Taxes and Duties.

    Each Winter in July pieces are designed and handcrafted in Auckland, New Zealand.

    The inspiration comes from beauty of the nature and the meaning behind it.

    Learn about us, and how our jewellery is made.

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