Pounamu or Greenstone is known as the God Stone of the native New Zealand Maori people. Traditionally, Maori have embraced this stone as a treasure or Taonga and believed in its spiritual powers to evoke strength and prosperity, to protect, express love and kinship, and to depict growth and harmony.
It was believed by Maori that as a pounamu carving was worn against the skin it absorbed some of that person’s essence. This is one reason why Maori design is so special, it is more than just an art form.
We honour these traditions with our Genuine New Zealand Greenstone pieces. The abstract designs pendants are just that – special unique and random shapes and designs which take on the wearer’s essence and become special taonga or treasure.
Each unique and beautiful piece of genuine New Zealand Greenstone or Pounamu as Maori call it, has been hand carved and then lightly oiled to bring out the natural beauty of the stone.
- Pounamu NZ Nephrite Jade
- Approximate measurements: NO two pieces are alike. Random shapes and sizes are supplied.
- Gender: unisex
- Supplied with an adjustable cord. Authenticity Certificate included. Jewellery box included