Pounamu: New Zealand’s Most Sacred Stone

Arahura River, home of Pounamu (New Zealand jade). As the birthplace of pounamu, Heritage Jade Hokitika is a must-visit gallery located in the heart of town.

The Carver

Colin Davidson – Poutini Ngai Tahu has grown up in Hokitika carving pounamu all his working life

The Stone

New Zealands most sacred stone. The Arahura river home of pounamu is where we gather the sacred stone used for our products

The Sculpture

Your looking at one of Colin Davidson’s best finished products

We were lucky to stumble across this little gem. The art works are stunning, the workmanship absolutely incredible. To top this off, when we walked in we were greeted warmly and given a vast amount of knowledge of the local jade trade and Colin’s process. It was our honor to purchase a beautiful piece while here and it is now a prized possession.

Angie W

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