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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  • Garth's workshop is very cool, and his work is beautiful. Additionally, both he and his wife, Jo, are very friendly people. I initially didn't buy anything (jade is expensive). However, I regretted th...  more »
  • We stopped at Garth's studio on the recommendation of our host Karen at the Mountainview B&B at Fox Glacier & are so glad we did. Garth's wife Jo spent a great deal of time with us helping us choose j...  more »
  • We've wanted some New Zealand Pounamu since we moved here a couple of years ago and some of our friends recommended that we visit Garth and Jo. We weren't disappointed! We received such a warm welcome...  more »
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  • Must stop if you're near Greymouth. Garth and Jo are extremely friendly and informative. Always nice to meet the carver behind the jade pieces. Pieces are different to what you find in other stores in a good way! Lovely people and pounamu :)
  • passionate about greenstone, extremely friendly and generous with their time. Awesome greenstone carving to boot! Will return if in the region again.
  • I wanted to get a meaningful gift for someone leaving the country, Garth and Jo helped me choose a design, and gave me heaps of beautiful options within my price range! They also sent a lovely letter with the piece, explaining the meaning of the design and where the pounamu was sourced. Absolutely couldn't recommend them more highly!!!
  • 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

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