Te Wahi Pounamu Koru ManaiaTe Wahi Pounamu
Te Wahi Pounamu - the place of greenstone. Kokopu Pounamu.
The Mania - a spiritual guardian. Manaia motifs depict a mythical creature, traditionally said to have the power to journey between the earthly and spiritual worlds. Māori consider manaia to be a spiritual guardian for the wearer.
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.