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New Zealand Greenstone 'Pounamu' Earrings, Yellow Gold

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These stunning deep green New Zealand Pounamu (Greenstone/Jade) Earrings have been hand carved into a teardrop style by a local South Island carver. They are caped with a strong Yellow Gold shepherd hook and given a luxurious high polish finish.

Specifications

    • Metal type: All available, 9ct, 14ct, 18ct & 22ct Yellow Gold
    • Setting style: Capped.
    • Stone type:  New Zealand Greenstone 'Pounamu'.  
    • Stone shape/cut: Teardrop with Smooth Finish.
    • Stone quantity/size: Colour shade may very, Large ~15x10mm & Medium ~10x8mm.
    • Earring style: Shepherd hook drop with polished finish.
    • Manufacturing/Delivery: 3-4 Weeks plus Shipping time. 

Significance to Māori & Additional Information

Pounamu plays a very important role in Māori culture. It is considered a taonga (treasure), Pounamu taonga increase in mana (prestige) and are often given as gifts. It is found only in the South Island of New Zealand generally in rivers, known in Māori as Te Wai Pounamu ("The [land of] Greenstone Water") or Te Wahi Pounamu ("The Place of Greenstone"). 

These Earrings are also available in a selection of Precious White Metals or Red Metals. If you would like more details about this design or our other unique Pendants by the same Carver, Please Click the 'Make it Unique' Button.

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