Greenstone is our name for the nephrite jade that comes from the South Island of new Zealand. We additionally name it pounamu.
Nephrite is principally a calcium magnesium silicate. Its construction is made up of tightly felted crystal fibres which is the explanation for its’ incredible toughness (Mohs 6.5) and its distinctive construction, additionally it is the explanation we will do what we do with it and why the floor of a completed carving possesses a smooth glowing lustre and a greasy or wax-like high quality.
Greenstone has a protracted tradition of being used and revered right here beginning with the primary Maori inhabitants who fulfilled an ancient prophecy by travelling over the seas to find ‘the God stone’ as it was identified then.
It was formed into tools, weapons, and jewellery. This tradition for jewellery making has continued by way of to immediately.
The spiritual significance of greenstone has long been recognised in New Zealand and i believe that if a person is drawn to wearing a carving it could have an enhancing and empowering impact on their life.
Forms of Greenstone
The principle kinds of greenstone that we use are : kawa kawa, kahurangi, inanga, and flower jade
is named after our native pepper tree as like the tree it has a medium to dark colouring with black spots or strains.
which implies clear like Stone Island Sale the sky. This greenstone is normally clear light inexperienced with few inclusions or markings.
this greenstone is pale greyish in appearance normally with few markings. It is named after a local fish with comparable colouring.
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