Hokitika Pounamu/NZ Jade

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How to find greenstone in Hokitika.  Hokitika is world famous for its sunset but, most importantly, its pounamu, also known as greenstone. The town brands itself as “Jade Country” and every jade shop displays stunning hand-crafted pieces carved by local artists. Many shops will even give you access to their carving studio so you can see the artists at work.  As a keen backpacker, you might be looking at how to make the most of your time in Hokitika. Looking for greenstone is a great way to…

10 Tips to Find Greenstone in Hokitika

How to find greenstone in Hokitika. Hokitika is world famous for its sunset but, most importantly, its pounamu, also known as greenstone. The town brands itself as “Jade Country” and every jade shop displays stunning hand-crafted pieces carved by local artists. Many shops will even give you access to their carving studio so you can see the artists at work. As a keen backpacker, you might be looking at how to make the most of your time in Hokitika. Looking for greenstone is a great way to…

Greenstone Carving in Hokitika, New Zealand

Beim Jadeschnitzer in Hokitika

Greenstone Carving in Hokitika, New Zealand

Greenstone Carving in Hokitika, New Zealand

Beim Jadeschnitzer in Hokitika

Greenstone Carving in Hokitika, New Zealand

New Zealand Hokitika - birthplace of Pounamu/NZ Jade

New Zealand Hokitika - birthplace of Pounamu/NZ Jade

Deep Green Hokitika Greenstone Toki/Adze Necklace : Mountain Jade New Zealand

We've dedicated our lives to crafting greenstone jewellery by hand here in New Zealand. We carve necklaces, earrings, bracelets and art based on Maori design.

Revell street, Tektonic Jade, Hokitika, New Zealand

Revell street, Tektonic Jade, Hokitika, New Zealand

We went shopping for greenstone in Hokitika in December 2000.

We went shopping for greenstone in Hokitika in December

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