This is a beautiful pendant made by a Maori artisan. It is the deep mossy green gorgeous piece of New Zealand Nephrite Jade. 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 used by the maori as a everyday working tool. Nowadays, the pendant is more a symbol of power and authority.
A greenstone carving which is worn with respect or given and received with love, takes on part of the spirit of those who wear it and is a spiritual link between people over time and distance. It is powerful token of love and security.