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New Zealand Flower Jade Pounamu Nephrite Toki/Adze Pendant

USD $179.00

The Toki, or adze, was designed as a practical instrument, most widely incorporated in axes and a ceremonial symbol made solely for chiefs and warriors. It is used to express their supremacy and indicate their social hierarchy.

Nowadays, Toki is carried as a symbol of power. However, Toki Pounamu are typically given to symbolize perseverance, dedication, bravery,and success,which honors the link between the past and the present.

In stock

Weight – 0.89 oz’s – 25.1 gm’s

Dimensions – 3.067″ x 1.920″ long/wide (7.791 x 4.877 cm’s)

Country of Origin – New Zealand

Flower jade or picture jade is pounamu with cream, yellow, or brown inclusions, from oxidising or weathering in the surface of the stone. Cracks or fissures in the stone can allow iron impurities to enter, and carvers can then make use of the resulting patterns. Flower jade is best known from the Marsden district near Hokitika.