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  • Greenstone Pendant Twist 60mm
  • Greenstone Pendant Twist 60mm
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Greenstone Pendant Twist 60mm

Regular price
$151.99 NZD
Regular price
$189.99 NZD
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$151.99 NZD

This beautiful taonga would make a great gift for that special someone in your life. 

Note: Each piece is made individually so there may be slight variations to colour, shape and size.

Genuine New Zealand Pounamu

Greenstone called nephrite jade by geologists, pounamu by Maori and greenstone by early settlers. This material is mainly sourced from the West Coast of the South Island, NZ.

Pounamu was originally carved and sharpened into weapons and tools as well as decorative ornaments. The natural beauty of the pounamu has many colour variations and classifications. Pounamu is regarded as precious and given as a taonga (gift) it is an honour to receive.

Pounamu is a treasured taonga of the Maori people. Pounamu is carved in many symbols which are significantly spiritual to Maori. Such symbols represent ancestry, connection to the natural environment or attributes like love, harmony, friendship, prosperity, strength and new life etc.

The pikorua symbol shows how individuals sometimes go their own way on their path of life but always come back together because of their strong bond hence the description of pikorua as “The path of love and life”. Another common description because of its meaning is 'two person friendship pendant'.