Ngāi Tahu have been the legal kaitiaki of New Zealand greenstone and the only source for authentic Pounamu since 1997, when the New Zealand government returned ownership rights to Te Rūnanga o Ngāi Tahu.
All genuine greenstone found in our waters carries a unique traceability code.Learn more
All authentic Ngāi Tahu Pounamu prominently displays a mark of authenticity and an exclusive trace code. When entered online this code identifies the origin and whakapapa of the stone.
If your greenstone does not carry this authentication it has either been brought in to this country from another source or taken from our rivers.Learn more
Pounamu is as elusive as it is beautiful. Many talk of being drawn to the greenstone - of a connection forged with the greater landscape as the journey is undertaken.
Our ancestors have done this through the years - moving with the current, looking through it, finding the rare treasure that is created under our mountains and concealed in our rivers.Learn More
Pounamu is one of the worlds strongest materials. It can cut down trees and through steel. It can break granite and shape destinies.
The wearer's connection with the stone is equally strong. It is a treasure to protect and draw strength from, to be taken care of, to be passed from one generation to the next.Shop online
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