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Inanga Greenstone Hei Tiki Pendant by Moreton Jewellery


Inanga Greenstone Hei Tiki Pendant by Moreton Jewellery

Handcrafted tiki from genuine Inanga greenstone from New Zealands south island's west coast

This lovely medium sized hei Tiki pendant in genuine Inanga greenstone - the real deal. A genuine legacy taonga that will outlive its owner and many generations yet to come.

This piece is crafted from Inanga greenstone or Pounamu, which is a type of greenstone which features a grey-green colour. It is either very translucent or quite opaque. Highly prized by the Maori and desired material for making mere and patu. Greenstone is regarded as the stone of the gods by the Maori of New Zealand. It is refered to as a Taonga, treasured thing, and it should be worn with respect and pride, it should be given with love.

This Tiki is a one off unique piece and will not be available again.

New Zealand greenstone
When the first white settlers arrived on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand they found that the maoris were using tough, hard and very beautiful green stone to make war weapons, cutting and carving tools and articles for personal adornment.

The Maori called the stone Pounamu, which liberally translated means Green Stone, The settlers ignorant of the fact that the stone was in fact nephrite Jade, put the two words together and gave it the distinctive name - Greenstone and it is still known in New Zealand by this name.

Deane Moreton

With over 40 years experience in sourcing and handcrafting New Zealand Greenstone, Deane Moreton of Moreton Jewellery is one of New Zealand's leading experts.

The piece measures 49mm (1 15/16 inches) long by 29mm (1 3/16 inch) wide. It comes with a black adjustable cord, attractive kete pouch and meaning card.


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Inanga Greenstone Tiki Pendant Takaka Inanga Tiki Side Takaka Inanga Tiki Front of Inanga Greenstone Tiki Pendant Back of Inanga Greenstone Tiki Pendant Inanga Greenstone Tiki Pendant with Kete Pouch Kete Pouch

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