New Zealand Nephrite Jade Pounamu block for Carving Cabbing or Keeping
A chunk of beautiful New Zealand nephrite jade from the North West Coast of the Southern Alps. This is a high quality specimen with no fractures. It is big enough to make outstanding carvings or substantial. 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 to add 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. New Zealand Greenstone (Pounamu) 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 3 x 2 x 1 The weight is 10.2 oz. The item "New Zealand Nephrite Jade Pounamu block for Carving Cabbing or Keeping" is in sale since Wednesday, November 13, 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.