$860.87 NZDView product questions & answers
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 precious White Metal shepherd hook and given a luxurious high polish finish.
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 Yellow 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.