Pounamu (greenstone) is a taonga (treasure) in Maoridom. A valued stone that has spiritual significance. It is highly prized and is only found in the South Island of New Zealand. Pounamu is under guardianship of the Ngai Tahu Iwi (Tribe). Each piece holds it’s own mana (integrity, strength) denoting status and power. Pounamu is traditionally handed down as a valued heirloom or given as a gift to affirm relationships, peace, love and safe journeys/life.
A traditional Maori-design necklace hand-carved from New Zealand jade.
Order by Commission, please allow 3 weeks to carve and deliver. Variety of authentic pounamu will be discussed with you prior to carving.