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New Zealand Kawakawa Pounamu Nephrite Jade Pikorua/Twist Pendant

USD $119.00

Because of its meaning, the Maori twist symbol is the most widely known among the pounamu greenstone designs. The twist represents the connection between the two humans, whether by companionship, romantic relationship,or kinship.

The twist symbol refers to the unbreakable link between two people, whether they are parted for brief or extended periods. It is reminiscent of these people’s life pathways and how they would always come back together. With that, the Maori twist jade necklace is a common present among partners, families, friends, and even those who have lost someone.

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Weight – 0.57 oz’s – 16.3 gm’s

Dimensions – 2.004″ x 1.334″ long/wide (5.092 x 3.390 cm’s)

Country of Origin – New Zealand

Kawakawa pounamu comes shades of rich dark green, often with small dark flecks or inclusions, and is named after the similarly-coloured leaves of the kawakawa tree (Piper excelsum). It is the most common variety of pounamu, and the most used in the manufacture of jewellery today. One of its main sources is the Taramakau River on the West Coast, South Island, New Zealand.

Kawakawa Pounamu Example