Pounamu / greenstone

Pounamu / greenstone are the most common names used for nephrite jade found in New Zealand. Pounamu comes in a variety of colours but are commonly different shades of green.

You can find out more about the different types of Pounamu on The World of Jade site or see my article on the difference between Pounamu, greenstone and jade here.

These are some different types of Pounamu / greenstone I’ve carved.