Garth Wilson Jade, Greymouth

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If you want a special piece of authentic Maori pounamu (jade) come and visit Garth Wilson Jade. Here, you'll find pendants and sculptures personally hand-carved by the owner, from genuine West Coast jade that is collected by her and her whanau (family) from West Coast rivers and mountains. Easy to find on the way to Shantytown. Plan your visit to Garth Wilson Jade and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Greymouth attractions planning app .
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  • Our visit coincided with Garth being away helping family, but Jo was a worthy stand-in. Although it would have been nice to see Garth at work, Jo gave us a full run-down of the process. It was fascina...  more »
  • If you are looking for a very special piece of pounamu.....look know further with these two people Garth and Jo. As a New Zealander living in the UK, I very much wanted to "gift" a Pikorua and Koru pe...  more »
  • I decided to get something really special for my wife for our honeymoon in NZ. I was looking for something unique for her. We didn't visit Garth and Jo's place in person but I had been emailing Garth ...  more »
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  • The best experience of our 2 day visit to Greymouth. We were warmly welcomed by Jo who explained details of Garth's work and the history of pounamu in the area. We got to see Garth at work and saw many beautiful pieces all hand crafted by Garth. There were even some created by his children. We bought a beautiful toki and had its origin explained. It was very interesting to learn the history of each and every piece. We stayed about an hour and as we left we felt we had made new friends. A great experience which we recommend to anyone travelling through the area. We will definitely return.
  • Awesome experience! Beautiful jade that's genuine! Garth and his wife greeted us with open arms. I purchase a bracelet with 3 jade beads and and am so in love with it. Will definitely be purchasing a necklace in the future on line but would love to revisit again one day! Kind regards, Tassie Tourists Aug, 2017
  • It's really good to visit and know about the Jade that they made. Should pop in to have a look and it will be worth to go and support local. They made jade is different than the other shops. High recommend!!
  • Such a beautiful piece of pounamu (Jade) and such a lovely experience going through them. As I am māori myself I was a bit iffy ordering online. But the treatment I got made my wairua feel at ease. And now that I have the beautiful piece of pounamu in my possession, it just feels right and not bad. I don't know how to explain it. But they're definitely worth getting in touch with.
  • We came in 2014 We don't see him at work. It is his wife who received us, very welcoming she explained us the history of her husband and some jade stone in the culture Maori. We left with for me a necklace which I carry always at present and for my cousin of earrings

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