Based in nature, the Koru design comes from the spiral shape made by an uncurled silver fern frond. Before it uncurls new fronds are tightly spiraled in a round shape. The Maori Koru can have several meanings such as a new beginning, growth, and tranquility. These ideas convey to events with a positive change like weddings, new baby, or a new job. This two curls version can represent 2 people making a change or new start together. The two spiraling arms depict the joining of two korus, symbolizing a strong bond of a relationship, while the circle shows their interconnectedness in the cycle of life. The three spiraling arms of the Maori Tri Koru inside the circle of life symbolize the unending cycle of new beginnings and unlimited potential.
The Maori are the native people of New Zealand, an island nation southeast of Australia. Symbols of the Maori culture are known for their strong, sharp features and spiraling designs. The designs have ties to nature and important aspects of Maori life. Shapes used in traditional Maori tattoos, tools and jewelry have meaning and purpose. Sziro Jewelry has created a collection of fine jewelry based on traditional Maori shapes and jewelry. These pieces have special meanings intended for the wearer and make thoughtful gifts.