Product ID: 334

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Pounamu heart pendant

NZ$ 89.00

Product ID: 334

Pounamu pendant, handcarved by

Graeme Wylie

Pounamu is the Maori name for nephrite jade, also commonly referred to as New Zealand greenstone. This beautiful pendant is carved from a stunning piece of Marsden flower jade. The darker green patches are highly transluscent.

With qualities of rarity, beauty of colour, translucency and toughness for weapons and tools pounamu was the most precious material to pre-European Maori and it is still revered by them today. It also heavier than most stone and feels lovely to the touch making it ideal for pendants and other ornaments that become more personal the more they are worn and handled.

Size: 38 mm x 40 mm x 4 mm Photos are of the actual item.
Leatherette box with natural wood trim