Pounamu - Reserved FOR PETER COATES
New Zealand Greenstone or Pounamu
New Zealand Greenstone is a Nephrite Jade and is found on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand.
Our local carver grew up on the West Coast in Hokitika and was exposed to greenstone from a very young age. He recalls being drawn to working with greenstone and crawling underneath the floor of the local factory to pick up tiny pieces of off cuts.
His fascination is really with the beauty of the stone itself and his many years of experience with greenstone has given him the ability to easily discern between a piece of New Zealand Greenstone and imported pieces.
He says “There’s nothing wrong with greenstone from other countries, it may be high grade and beautiful stone but it is just not New Zealand Greenstone”.
Greenstone connects us to the land and depending on our belief also to the spirit of the land.
As a crystal it is a gemstone of tranquility, particularly pieces that are partially transparent. These pieces allow the flow of emotions to move through the heart chakra and give us a sense of light heartedness, feelings of harmony and prosperity.
The darker and denser pieces are earthy, giving strength, courage and energy and are good for grounding.
Included: Pendant comes with adjustable length, black cord and a bag as pictured.
Height: 10.5cm approx.
Length: 2.2cm approx.
Width: 0.5cm approx.
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