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New Zealand Greenstone Square Ear Studs by Moreton Jewellery

(MJ021-2)


New Zealand Greenstone Square Ear Studs by Moreton Jewellery

Wonderfully simple yet elegant, these Square 5-6mm stud earrings are made from New Zealand greenstone.

These Ear studs are carved from New Zealand greenstone / Pounamu. 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.

New Zealand greenstone
When the first white settlers arrived on the West Coast of the South Islans 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 MoretonWith 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 (per stud): Between 5-6mm (0.24 inches)

Width: Between 5-6mm (0.24 inches)

These studs come in an attractive pouch, they have post fittings and a meaning card.


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