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Greenstone Carvings Pendant Range New Zealand
Here at DM Jewellery we have an extensive range of Greenstone Carvings, including Pendants, Bracelets, Bangles, Earrings and Rings
as this is a rapidly selling range and pieces are individually carved we advise emailing us if you are looking for something special and we can send pictures of what we have available or you can call into any of our stores. This gives you the opportunity to touch and feel the individually carved pieces so you can choose a special piece that’s right for you
Come and view our Range instore or email; email@example.com
‘Pounamu’ is the Maori name for Greenstone. It is the God stone of New Zealanders which is hugely significant, for it was often used as a seal for transfers of title, the Greenstone ‘taonga’ or treasure taking the place of a document as proof and sale of land before European settlement in around 1769
The name ‘Greenstone’ is a slang term. Its correct mineral name is “Nephrite” “Jade” It is an extremely tough stone made up of interwoven fibres that will actually bend before breaking.
Greenstone, Serpentine and other closely related stones belong to the Amphibole group of minerals.
Nephrite is found in many parts of the world but New Zealand Greenstone is being particularly unique because of its vast range of colour variations between the main varieties