New Zealand Greenstone/Jade/Pounamu/Nephrite
To receive a piece of New Zealand Greenstone, is said to be a true honour. It is a stone that is normally gifted and carries great spiritual meaning.
Greenstone has a long tradition of being used and revered here starting with the first Maori inhabitants who fulfilled an ancient prophecy by travelling over the seas to find ‘the God stone’ as it was known then.
It was shaped into tools, weapons, and jewellery. This tradition for jewellery making has continued through to today.
These pieces are all semi polished.