New Greenstone Pendants
These greenstone pendants are New pieces in our greenstone collection. The jade originate from west coast of NZ. These soft tumbled flower Jade stones have a matte finish beautifully enhanced by our polished silver handmade bails. The heart pendants are a polished finish, all pendants include sterling silver chain.
- Greenstone Flower Jade
- includes 45cm sterling silver chain chain
- FREE SHIPPING within New Zealand
- Overseas customers: if the item is sent to you by International Courier Tax can be deducted at the checkout. Just type NO TAX in discount code box.
Should you like a different shape or design why not contact us and we can create something especially for you. We closely work together with a greenstone carver on the West Coast who's happy to carve for us almost any shape we require.
There are many legends around New Zealand's precious Pounamu. One of them is the legend of Poutini.
Poutini is a water spirit Taniwha that swims up and down South Islands West coast protecting People and the precious Pounamu (Greenstone).
Legend has it that Poutini saw a young woman, Waitaiki, bathing near Tūhua in the North Island. Poutini fell in love with Waitaiki but she was married. Her husband Tama-ahua found out and threatened to kill Poutini. Poutini abducted Waitaiki and fled to the South Island. Tama-ahua did not give up and when there seemed no way out Poutini hid Waitaiki in the bed of the Arahura River and changed her into Pounamu before he fled out to sea.
As the river washes over Waitaiki fragments are carried down stream to the sea. So Waitaiki became the mother-load of all Pounamu found down the Arahura River.