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Rare Gem Nz Pounamu Greenstone Kahurangi Nephrite Jade Maori Koru Matau Pendant


Rare Gem Nz Pounamu Greenstone Kahurangi Nephrite Jade Maori Koru Matau Pendant
Rare Gem Nz Pounamu Greenstone Kahurangi Nephrite Jade Maori Koru Matau Pendant
Rare Gem Nz Pounamu Greenstone Kahurangi Nephrite Jade Maori Koru Matau Pendant
Rare Gem Nz Pounamu Greenstone Kahurangi Nephrite Jade Maori Koru Matau Pendant
Rare Gem Nz Pounamu Greenstone Kahurangi Nephrite Jade Maori Koru Matau Pendant

Rare Gem Nz Pounamu Greenstone Kahurangi Nephrite Jade Maori Koru Matau Pendant  Rare Gem Nz Pounamu Greenstone Kahurangi Nephrite Jade Maori Koru Matau Pendant

RARE GEM NZ POUNAMU GREENSTONE KAHURANGI NEPHRITE JADE MAORI KORU MATAU PENDANT. EXPERTLY CARVED RARE GEM GRADE FLAWLESS NEW ZEALAND GREENSTONE POUNAMU KAHURANGI/INANGA JADE MAORI KORU HEI MATAU NECKLACE.

Hand carved by Hokitika master carver Rob Mehrtens, this completely one of kind piece with gorgeous emerald translucence is perfectly finished with a tactile, silky gloss glow and measures 2.2" by 1.2" with a sculptural depth. A striking wearable art work. Suspended on a hand braided black superstrong adjustable cord. THE KORU REPRESENTS NEW LIFE AND HOPE - THE CURLED BABY FERN FROND OF REGENERATING FOREST.

THE HEI MATAU REPRESENTS THE LEGENDARY FISH HOOK WITH WHICH MAORI DEMI GOD MAUI IS SAID TO HAVE PULLED THE NORTH ISLAND OF NEW ZEALAND FROM THE SOUTH ISLAND. IT COMES WITH MY CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY.

The carvings I offer are priced incredibly reasonably for genuine artist carved NZ POUNAMU which will soon become impossible to obtain. All my pendants are blessed in the Maori tradition.

All my photos are taken outside in natural light - no digital enhancement - no photoshopping - what you see is what you get! Pounamu is found only in the South Island of New Zealand. Because of this, the island was originally named Te Whi Pounamu (the place of pounamu), but over time this name changed to Te Wai Pounamu (the greenstone waters).

No other jade should be classified as pounamu as it is a Maori name for the stone. There are ten main types of pounamu.

Arahura - a dark velvet green. Inanga - pale blue or green - can be opaque or translucent.

Totoweka - a rare type - streaked or spotted with red. Kahotea - dark green with darker inclusions. Kawakawa - rich leaf green sometimes with dark freckling. Kohuwai - a misty grey blue with vivid bright green - like moss in a stream.

Kokopu - sometimes called troutstone - silver or golden green with brown freckling. Kahurangi - emerald clear green sometimes with white feathering - highly prized. Raukaraka - called Flower Jade - varied greens with gold/orange blooms. Tangiwai - bowenite - found only in certain areas of Aotearoa NZ - dark blue/green - exceptional translucence. The main deposits used by Mori are in the districts around the Taramakau and Arahura rivers in Westland, coastal south Westland and the Lake Wakatipu area in Otago.

In addition, there is a significant field of bowenite in Milford Sound (Piopiotahi). Traditionally, the pounamu in the Arahura River has been most important for Poutini Ngi Tahu (Ngi Tahu people on the West Coast), with the junction of this river and Waitaiki (Olderog) Stream being particularly important.

Authentic Pounamu Jade + Bone Carvings from Aotearoa New Zealand, the land of the Maori people and the inspiring scenery you saw in Lord of the Rings! All other buyers may choose this option if required.

Because of this, the island was originally named Te Wahi Pounamu (the place of pounamu), but over time this name changed to Te Wai Pounamu (the greenstone waters). There are ten main types of pounamu: ---Arahura - a dark velvet green ---Inanga - pale blue or green - can be opaque or translucent ---Totoweka - a rare type - streaked or spotted with red ---Kahotea - dark green with darker inclusions ---Kawakawa - rich leaf green sometimes with dark freckling ---Kohuwai - a misty grey blue with vivid bright green - like moss in a stream. --Kokopu - sometimes called troutstone - silver or golden green with brown freckling ---Kahurangi - emerald clear green sometimes with white feathering - highly prized ---Raukaraka - called Flower Jade - varied greens with gold/orange blooms ---Tangiwai - bowenite - found only in certain areas of Aotearoa NZ - dark blue/green - exceptional translucence.

New Zealand gold The main deposits used by Maori are in the districts around the Taramakau and Arahura rivers in Westland, coastal south Westland and the Lake Wakatipu area in Otago. Traditionally, the pounamu in the Arahura River has been most important for Poutini Ngai Tahu (Ngai Tahu people on the West Coast), with the junction of this river and Waitaiki (Olderog) Stream being particularly important. The item "RARE GEM NZ POUNAMU GREENSTONE KAHURANGI NEPHRITE JADE MAORI KORU MATAU PENDANT" is in sale since Tuesday, April 6, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Pacific Islands". The seller is "actonpark" and is located in North Island. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  1. Handmade: Yes
  2. Modified Item: No
  3. Country/Region of Manufacture: New Zealand

Rare Gem Nz Pounamu Greenstone Kahurangi Nephrite Jade Maori Koru Matau Pendant  Rare Gem Nz Pounamu Greenstone Kahurangi Nephrite Jade Maori Koru Matau Pendant