Every piece presented on this website has been hand carved by Nick Spicer Balme or Mady Gourdin.
They are all carved out of authentic New Zealand Jade (Pounamu).
All the prices presented on this website are in New Zealand Dollars.
The length is taken from the top of the pendant to the bottom.
If it is an earring, the length is taken from the top of the finding to the bottom of the stone.
The width is taken at the widest part of the pendant.
The role of wax:
Wax is used to show you how the stone will look when you wear it.
As Jade is a porous stone, it will take on the natural oil of your body as you wear it and the wax will wear off.
You may notice some residue on your item when you receive it.
This will also disappear in time as your piece is worn and takes on your own body oils.
Kawakawa Stone is in the process of changing the wax used on stones for a more natural, sustainable and organic solution like beeswax.
Sustainable packaging :
Kawakawa Stone is very environmentally conscientious and only uses sustainable and locally made packaging.
The pieces are all wrapped in acid free tissue, and sent to you in a recycled stamped gift box.
Silver and Jade :
You may notice some grey marks on a stone that comes with silver chain or earring findings.
The silver marks the stone in the same way as a pencil on a piece of paper.
These marks can be erased from the stone with a good eraser.