Our Genuine New Zealand Greenstone Mere pendant represents a weapon the native New Zealand people the Maori used. It gives the wearer strength and courage.
Traditionally this shape signified high status and authority as it was usually only carried by Maori chiefs as a highly prized ceremonial piece due to the fact it required an incredible amount of work to create. The creation and finishing of a mere pounamu is claimed to have sometimes taken more than one generation to complete. And they were then passed on from one generation to the next. Warriors who carried a mere were considered to possess great strength and mana (authority and respect).
This unique and beautiful piece of genuine New Zealand Greenstone or Pounamu as the Maori have named it, has been hand carved and then polished to a high shine finish and would most definitely be a prized treasure for anyone who may receive it.
- Pounamu NZ Nephrite Jade
- Approximate measurements: 10mm x 55mm
- Gender: unisex
- Supplied with an adjustable cord. Authenticity Certificate included. Jewellery box included