This Pounamu was found on the beach on the West Coast of the South Island.
A very rare and precious gem, highly valued as Taonga or treasure by Maori.
It is believed these pieces have taken upwards of 20,000 years tumbling in the ocean to reach the beaches where they are occasionally found.
I cherish natures work and have developed this unique way of holding the stone, without drilling a hole in it or changing each piece's unique shape.
This piece is Inanga (or a green/blue/grey) in colour and quite a matt finish.
It has many different layers and the stone itself has a series of different textures across it.
You can see the actual hue of the stone in the pictures with the light behind. When looking at it against the skin, the stone is quite matt and non transparent to the eye. I leave the surface untouched as so to leave the finish in natures hands.
I have photographed the stone backlit, so you can see the actual hue of the stone.
On the board, it is the piece on the far left.
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40mm wide x 45mm top of bale to base of stone, on a 50cm sterling chain