New Zealand Greenstone Beautiful Hei Tiki

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New Zealand Greenstone Thick Hei Tiki

Item shown in natural sunlight in one of the pictures

#####This is New Zealand Greenstone and Also Carved in New Zealand#####

authenticity card comes with the piece

This pendant comes with a presentation box

Length 121mm
Widiest part 73mm
Thickiest part  23mm

Trace your stone here 

https://www.newzealandpounamu.com/trace/p100mmar

Carved by Andrew Ralfe

YOUR RAWSTONE

Stone Reference:S10099GV

Size:235X150X280mm

Type:Kahurangi

Weight:27.270

Origin:Tai Poutini ki te Raki

Rūnanga:Waewae


KAHURANGI

This rawstone is Kahurangi, the Māori word for ‘precious’ or ‘prized possession’. It is the lightest green of the stone types with delicate translucency.

Endless combinations of Pounamu types occur, and no two pieces are the same guaranteeing that your Pounamu is unique.


YOUR REGION

TAI POUTINI KI TE RAKI

Your stone was sourced from the rivers of Tai Poutini ki te Raki, the northern region of the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island. This area covers the rugged land just north of the Franz Josef glacier, up through the Westland towns of Hokitika and Greymouth.

This stone is a taonga (treasure) to Ngāi Tahu, and in particular the peoples of Te Tai o Poutini, the West Coast of the South Island where most pounamu is found and carved.

The stone began it’s journey here millions of years ago, the mountains of the Te Waipounamu forming in this time and, in doing so, pushing the narrow bands of earth containing Pounamu up to the surface. From here the action of rivers and glaciers released the stone from its host rock into screes, river gravel and glacial deposits.

This stone is now yours to protect, to treasure and, eventually, to pass on to the next generation.