Te Wahi Pounamu Breast Plate
Te Wahi Pounamu Breast Plate Te Wahi Pounamu Breast Plate Te Wahi Pounamu Breast Plate Te Wahi Pounamu Breast Plate
$310.00

A beautiful Breastplate handcrafted from the most vibrant piece of Kawakawa Greenstone. The notches all around the carving are an added point of interest.

A breast plate signified strength and protection in battle. Today they still hold this symbolism but more as a representative scale.

Genuine West Coast Greenstone – Kawakawa. A dark rich green with varying intermediate shades, named after the leaf of the Kawakawa. It is the main type used in gem purposes.

Deane Moreton's family has been involved in the New Zealand greenstone industry since the early 1970's and Te Wahi Pounamu brings to fruition his vision of creating authentic pounamu pieces .

From their origins as alluvial stone from the West Coast of the South Island to the beautiful carvings and jewellery you purchase,  Deane is committed to providing you with the information you need to discover the unique origins of your pounamu.

60mm x 27mm