The stone was carefully chosen and cut using diamond saws to slice through the boulder. We needed a big slab of New Zealand Pounamu to carve this 50cm long Mere which, is a replica of a Te Papa piece. After the slab had been cut, the silhouette of the Mere is sketched onto t...
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Over a few days we taught a group of rangatahi, tane and wahine, to carve their own pounamu toki and roimata, this workshop was facilitated by Te Ika Whenua Hauora Inc. We were incredibly proud of everyone as they created beautiful taonga,  each piece representing its m...
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All Blacks World Cup Toki

September 13, 2023
We custom made these Toki for the All Blacks RWC Squad.Te Toki Awhiorangi is an adze, one of the most sacred possessions of the Maori people. It is said Te Āwhiorangi to have been used by the god Tānemahuta to cut the sinews that bound Ranginui (the sky) and Papatūānuku...
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Jade/Pounamu/GreenstoneThese three words we often hear being used in reference to that beautiful stone we treasure and value so much, and we get often asked 'what is the actual difference?'. The three words, to an extend mean the same thing, however there is a difference in ...
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Jacinda Ardern's Bangle

April 30, 2018
Jade is not only worn for the beauty that it exudes, but its belief that it would protect the wearer from evil. It is also believed that the more pure/translucent the Jade Bangle is, the more prosperous ones life and the life of their family will become. The process of findi...
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Stone Cutting process.

April 22, 2018
The average time to cut a single slab of NZ Jade is 6 hours and is cut with diamond impregnated blades or tools.To cut jade stone, diamond impregnated tools are used as diamond is one of the hardest minerals on the planet. NZ pounamu, which is nephrite jade, is rated a 6.5 o...
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