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New Zealand Kahurangi Pounamu  Nephrite Jade Pikorua/Twist Hei Matau/Fish Hook Pendant
New Zealand Kahurangi Pounamu  Nephrite Jade Pikorua/Twist Hei Matau/Fish Hook Pendant
New Zealand Kahurangi Pounamu  Nephrite Jade Pikorua/Twist Hei Matau/Fish Hook Pendant
New Zealand Kahurangi Pounamu  Nephrite Jade Pikorua/Twist Hei Matau/Fish Hook Pendant
New Zealand Kahurangi Pounamu  Nephrite Jade Pikorua/Twist Hei Matau/Fish Hook Pendant
New Zealand Kahurangi Pounamu  Nephrite Jade Pikorua/Twist Hei Matau/Fish Hook Pendant

New Zealand Kahurangi Pounamu Nephrite Jade Pikorua/Twist Hei Matau/Fish Hook Pendant

USD $197.00


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.

The fish hook, or hei matau, has been prominent in Maori culture since pre-colonial times and represents love for the ocean, as Maori people’s ancestors relied on the sea for fishing and sailing. With designs ranging from realistic to modern ones, wearing one brings good fortune when traveling across waters. In essence, the fish hook pounamu greenstone necklace represents good fortune, prosperity, healthy life, and safe travel.

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Weight – 0.45 oz’s – 12.4 gm’s

Dimensions – 1.97″ x 1.1″ long/wide (50 x 28 mm’s)

Country of Origin – New Zealand

Kahurangi pounamu is highly translucent and has a vivid shade of light green with no spots or flaws. Its name is the Māori word for a person of high rank, and is the rarest variety of pounamu. It was the preferred stone for making toki poutangata (ceremonial adzes) owned by rangatira (Māori chiefs).