A large chunk of beautiful New Zealand nephrite jade from the West Coast of the Southern Alps. This is a quality rich green specimen.It is big enough to make substantial carvings. It has a high degree of translucence and will show apple green on edges or thin sections when carved. This stone has been oiled to give an indication of the color when polished.
This piece would be ideal for a hobbyist or lapidarist to have some fun with, or would be a great addition to a collection, or as a gift for a rock hound. NZ Jade comes in a wide range of colors from white, orange, black and a wide range of greens.The range of colours that are unique to New Zealand Greenstone sets it apart from that in the rest of the world. NZ Nephrite is the most sought after of the. New Zealand Greenstones, (All are called Pounamu) and is very significant to the Maori and many in the European community.
Before Europeans arrived it was painstakingly worked to provide edged tools and decorative items. The huge amount of effort necessary to carve this hard stone imbued the stone with power that was passed on to the owner.
The size of this is approximately 4 1/2 x4 x 1 The weight is 820gms (28.9oz). The item "820gm New Zealand Nephrite Jade block rough (Greenstone, Pounamu)" is in sale since Thursday, November 21, 2019.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Rocks, Fossils & Minerals\Lapidary Materials\Rough for Cabbing". The seller is "ethnic-eric" and is located in Mt Maunganui. This item can be shipped worldwide.