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Kawakawa Greenstone Twist Pendant by Moreton Jewellery

(MJ038)


Kawakawa Greenstone Twist Pendant by Moreton Jewellery

A traditional Twist pendant which is known to the Maori of New Zealand as the Rau Kumara. The Rau Kumara is a contemporary design representing two lives intertwined in an eternal bond of friendship and loyalty. The Rau Kumara design represents friendship and loyalty.

This pendant is carved from Kawakawa greenstone / Pounamu. Kawakawa greenstone or Pounamu gets it names from the pepper tree leaves which this greenstone look similar to. Greenstone is regarded as the stone of the gods by the Maori of New Zealand. It is referred to as a Taonga, treasured thing, and it should be worn with respect and pride, it should be given with love.

This Twist 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.

Length/Height: 40mm (1 1/2")

Width: 21mm (7/8 inches)

This pendant comes in an attractive flax kete pouch, it is hung on a waxed black full adjustable cord and a meaning card.

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