Twist (Pikorua)

Twist (Pikorua)

Symbolising the bond between two people, connecting the lives of friends, family or loved ones.

The History

The twist or pikorua is a contemporary design. The new age understanding is that it connects the spirits of friends, family and lovers, bringing them closer together across space and time.

It’s said to represent two people's life path. Like the continuous shape of the greenstone pikorua twist, life for both individuals will continue despite many unexpected twists and turns, inevitably bringing them together again one day.


Twist, or pikorua in Māori. Its design comes from the pikopiko fern whose fronds curl around one another in New Zealand native bush scapes.