This is a long and beautiful pendant made by a Maori artisan. It is the most bright and gorgeous piece of New Zealand Nephrite Jade imaginable. This stone is called Greenstone or Pounamu in New Zealand and is known as the God stone by the Maori people. Greenstone is worn with respect and given and received with love. It is believed to take on part of the spirit of those who wear or handle it. The shape of this toki or adze was originally used as a working tool and sometimes as a weapon.
Its shape represents an axe head. It also signifies wisdom, power, authority, determination and honor.
Beautiful Guatemalita jade necklace accented by antique handmade Nigerian brass beads. The jade is called guatemalita. It is indigenous only to Guatemala. These beads are worked by Mayan artisans in the highlands of Guatemala, the design is our own. This is the most wonderful stone! I consider these to be a tremendous value particularly considering their rarity. 19.5 inches long. 736g For more fabulous beaded treasures check out the necklace section of our shop.