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Baby Whai - Stud Earrings

$26.00 NZD

Inspired by the elegant, powerful and undulating movement of whai (stingray) as they move through the water - These studs are small but mighty! You'll often forget you're wearing them because they're so comfy. After public vote and judges selection, these Baby Whai earrings are one of the 2022 'Aotearoa Top 50 Māori Products'.



  • Features an etched mirror coating on back of stud - creates a see-through and reflective pattern on the front of earring
  • Mirror surface catches light which emphasises the colour
  • Matte Black studs are hand-painted into the etch
  • Bound by: Glue and Stainless Steel post
  • Dimensions: 15mm x 15mm



Based in Whakatane, MISS MAIA features a collection of bright and bold futurist jewellery designs that weave traditional Māori symbolism and contemporary materials together, each with their own story to tell. MISS MAIA seeks to re-indigenise, remember, and reclaim inviting others to express their own creativity and whakapapa. Made from laser-cut acrylic material and lovingly assembled by hand.


Available online and in-store at City Gallery Wellington and Wellington Museum. Explore our collection of jewellery, taonga, souvenirs, science-themed gifts and more from across Aotearoa New Zealand.