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GK31 Evolve NZ Charms Moeraki - Christies Jewellery

GK31 Evolve NZ Charms Moeraki GK31 New Zealand - Evolve New Zealand Charms Moeraki Jewellery. Our Places, Our Memories. The Moeraki Boulders are huge spherical stones that are scattered over the s

Evolve New Zealand Charms Moeraki Jewellery. Our Places, Our Memories.

The Moeraki Boulders are huge spherical stones that are scattered over the sandy beaches, but they are not like ordinary round boulders that have been shaped by rivers and pounding seas. These boulders are classed as septarian concretions, and were formed in ancient sea floor sediments. They were created by a process similar to the formation of oyster pearls, where layers of material cover a central nucleus or core. For the oyster, this core is an irritating grain of sand. For the boulders, it was a fossil shell, bone fragment, or piece of wood. Lime minerals in the sea accumulated on the core over time, and the concretion grew into perfectly spherical shapes up to three metres in diameter.

The original mudstone seabed has since been uplifted to form coastal cliffs. Erosion of the cliffs has released the three tonne captive boulders, which now lie in a haphazard jumble across the beach. Further erosion in the atmosphere has exposed a network of veins, which gives the boulders the appearance of turtle shells. Similar boulders occur at Shag Point, and the nearby swimming beach of Katiki. In Hawke’s Bay in the North Island, scientists have found that the central core of similar boulders contained perfectly preserved skeletons of turtles, sea snails and extinct reptiles, such as plesiosaurs.

Moeraki has a long history of Maori occupation, which is represented in the town today by the Kotahitanga Maori Church and a pa site nearby. This small seaport town was the first European settlement in North Otago. Behind the town a road leads to the lighthouse where you can find a yellow-eyed penguin sanctuary and a seal colony. There are other walks of ecological interest around the coast, and through the Trotter’s Gorge native forest. South of Moeraki is the town of Palmerston, where you can follow an historical scenic route to Central Otago.

Moeraki makes a fascinating stopover point, both for the dramatic coastal scenery and the curious geological phenomenon on the beaches.

  • Sterling Silver
  • Christies exclusive 5 year guarantee
  • compatible with all other major brands Bracelets
  • But not compatible with Lovelinks Bracelets (Non Universal Type)
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Purchase any 2 Evolve Charms and Get the 3rd at Half Price


For every 2 Evolve charms you purchase you will receive the third one at Half Price.  The lowest price item is the one that will be discounted. Includes any Bracelets or charm combination. This offer is available online only and NOT instore.

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