Te Wahi Pounamu - KoruTe Wahi Pounamu
Te Wahi Pounamu- the place of Greenstone. Beautiful Raukaraka Closed koru.
This one of a kind Koru has incredibly unique markings - a true taonga indeed.
Koru - Literally meaning ‘curl’, these taonga depict an unfurling fern frond. In Māori culture, the young shoots of the fern symbolise new life, growth and rejuvenation.
Raukaraka- This stone variety is a rare form of kawakawa pounamu. It is named after the leaf of the karaka tree because of the orange colour that the thick oxidized crust takes on from the earth's minerals. The flesh of this pounamu is usually olive to light green in colour
Deane Moreton's family has been involved in the New Zealand greenstone industry since the early 1970's and Te Wahi Pounamu brings to fruitions his vision of creating authentic pounamu pieces and providing the end holder with it's history.
From their origins as alluvial stone from the West Coast of the South Island to the beautiful carving or piece of jewellery, Deane is committed to taking you on the journey your unique piece of pounamu has travelled on it's way to you.