Mountain Jade, Rotorua

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Art Gallery · Hidden Gem · Gift & Specialty Shop
For three generations we’ve shaped jade by hand into designs that do two things; reference the stone’s cultural past and explore a future that’s less familiar.

Our team of carvers is spread across Aotearoa and overseas, with craftsmen as far away as China helping us to connect with customers around the world.

Closer to home, the family legacy continues with us, John Junior and Jacob continuing to evolve the diverse Mountain Jade brand. Despite our different backgrounds and geographic barriers, we’re all focused on one goal: forming beautiful products from the best quality jade we can find. Our pieces are an extension of who we are as a company and what we want to become.

We’re connected to the jade we use and love spending time in a workshop, creating something from nothing. While we’re industry leaders when it comes to creating jade carvings, we still ensure each and every piece we deliver is crafted to our own high standards. Pushing creative boundaries is important to us, but you’ll always find classic designs amongst our pieces. It’s this blend of heritage and future that excites us most.

As we’ve grown, we’ve travelled to some of the most beautiful countries in search of new types of jade, colours, textures and features. Our passion for this stone is strong and we are constantly looking for new ways we can create. We’ve sought out jade in the wilds of Canada and remote Sayan mountains of Siberia, the dangerous country of Yemen, arid deserts of Australia and lush wilderness of New Zealand’s South island. After exploring them all we now have the most diverse collection of jade in the world to show for it.

Each of our pieces are hand finished to the highest level. That means smooth lines, soft finishes, no scratches and no cuts. Our products are individual and unique, with merits and quirks helping to shape their stories. We’re over-finishers, everything’s made the hard way.

You’ll find our carvings, sculptures and jewellery in five New Zealand retail stores and right here online.
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  • Husband and I each wanted a peace of pounamu to remember our trip to Rotorua for wedding anniversary. Great service here - we’re talked through origins of pounamu, different types and treatments...  more »
  • What a story in a lovely place for a french couple. After been advised by king people, I unfortunately lost my necklace and the stone the day after.... We send a Email to ask if it was possible to...  more »
  • Really nice that you can see craftsman working on pieces while you browse around. Make sure you speak to a member of staff as they are very knowledgeable about the different types of jade and what...  more »
  • I had a great shopping experience with this place. I went in looking for New Zealand sourced and crafted jade products and that is exactly what I received. The lovely lady behind the counter came out walked around with me explaining the different types of jade and where they are sourced from. She also explained the meanings behind each design. I managed to find the perfect piece for myself and a gift for my sister. Also, being able to see the workshop in action out the back of the store was really very cool. The prices are worth the quality of the goods.
  • It was amazing
  • The sales representative Ian was very helpful and patient with us. He shared with us very informative info about New Zealand jade and the artists. We had an enjoyable time there and picked some gifts for our loved ones there. The selection there is huge, compared to the store at the airport. It was worth a visit.
  • Friendly team and some beautiful carvings. Well worth adding to the list if looking for a quality greenstone.
  • Great tour of jade carving (although carvers weren't there unfortunately). Very helpful shop staff. Not at all pushy. Very good at responding to any request. Really demonstrate their passion for the carvers and the taonga (treasures being created.

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