I am so impressed with the amount of detail and artistry contained in the small carnelian barn owl pendant I purchased from Aaron. His has an artist’s eye and skilled hands. The owl came carefully packaged in a small, very soft wool pouch inside a lovely gift box.
My beautiful carnelian owl flew in and he was as fabulous as I anticipated. A fantastic piece of stone carved with great skill.
I just received the piece in the mail today and it looks incredible!
Thank you so much for your time and talent, the piece is everything I hoped it would be and more!
Great service once again from Aaron, having bought a couple of carvings now, I’m very happy with the excellent craftsmanship,
I have bought a carved pounamu from Aaron which arrived by courier and I loved his art work. Cheers Aaron for your on going communication. I would recommend to friends and family who would want a pounamu to buy off him.
I had a vision and Aaron flew with it. My carving is a Yellow tailed black cockatoo….exquisitely carved with the finest detail and natural shapes. It is next level WOW and I felt truly moved when I received it in the mail. Even the packaging is unique and special. Thank you Aaron for my amazing and forever cherished black cockatoo pounamu.
The jasper piece I bought turned up promptly, and was even better than I anticipated, carefully packaged, beautifully finished, and a real treasure.
Cheers bro! Beautiful mahi mate. Much appreciated for letting me pay my piece off over time. The man!
I received the Ruru this week. A big thank you. I wanted to give you some feedback, which I’m happy for you to add to your website.
I appreciated your guidance in selecting the stone and helpful advice in each step of the process. The photos made me feel involved from start to finish, and were a great way for me to see how the Ruru was evolving, and your wonderful skills in cutting the stone and creating the final piece.
I couldn’t be happier with the final carving. The colour is rich and interesting, and I love the natural stone on the back. The carving of the Ruru on the front is so detailed, and really picks up the qualities of the stone.
Thanks again Aaron. All the best for the future,
I had a vision of what I wanted in a carving from Aaron. His work exceeded my wildest expectations. In my opinion, you cannot go past Aaron to produce the carving of your dreams, and I unhesitatingly recommend his work to whoever reads this.
A few years back, I was searching for a pounamu band ring online. It was not an easy search, but I happened to stumble onto Aaron’s site, and I was really impressed by his work. I came across a translucent apple green pounamu, curved-top signet ring in his portfolio, and I was fortunate to have a similar piece carved for me. Aaron was so Awesome to work with from start to finish; so easy to communicate with. The end result was an amazing Cassiar jade, paua-inlaid, curved-top signet ring!
Also, just recently, I was given the privilege to procure one of Aaron’s latest –the inanga flower jade ruru. Aaron placed the detail all in the eyes while allowing the rest of the stone to speak for itself. The color, patterning, quality and feel of the carving just cannot be captured in photos! It’s Outstanding! Much Mahalos again Aaron! I will cherish these taonga for a lifetime!
“Aaron is a very talented artist. His jade pieces are unique and crafted with amazing detail, especially his Ruru, Barn Owl, and Falcon pendants. Aaron is also great to deal with. He responds promptly to questions and concerns. I have multiple jade and carnelian pieces carved by him, and they are all special. Mahalo and Aloha from Hawaii.”
Alfred J. Mina
“I looked for an eagle ray pendant for months online before finding Aaron. He was great at every stage of the process, listening to my ideas and improving upon them. Best of all, he suggested a Guatemalan jadeite that was perfect, and involved me in finding the right stone. I’ve worn the pendant constantly for months now, and it will be a treasured friend for life. I can’t recommend Aaron highly enough, and I will definitely commission something from him again.”
“Aaron was extremely easy to work with, it was amazing to get updates on the carvings process as he was working. The end result was stunning. Beautiful work.”
“I recently commissioned some work with Aaron. Had a great experience. Texted him an idea and he did a sketch that showed we were seeing the same thing. He was great keeping me up on progress as he worked on it. I am so pleased with the finished carving. It is more beautiful than I ever imagined. Looking forward to future projects with him”
“I sent Aaron a piece of my best blue jadeite to be carved into a wolf pendant for me. I could not be happier with the result! I love the way he layered the mountain, wolf and moon like a relief carving. Not a super gloss finish which suits the mountainous piece perfectly. The cord is well braided and adjustable, just how I like them, and his braids are tighter than mine! As a jade dealer you know I only wear the best pieces, and this is one of the best in my collection! His owls look amazing too. I think I want one of those next!”
Jesse Stout // Mayan Mountain
“The commissioned pendant Aaron created for us is a stunning work of art. He worked through the drawn out design process (my fault) with professionalism and creativity. The end result is a magic, one off piece that will be treasured by my family. Thank you so much”
El & Si
“My taonga (treasure) arrived today & it’s simply WOW! From an initial enquiry, to regular communication, refinement of design to the beauty & quality of the final piece – the entire process was so easy!Aaron is the man to contact if you are wanting a unique, bespoke piece of Pounamu / Jade – something you or a loved one would be proud to wear – a future heirloom. Thanks Aaron!”K.
I contacted Aaron to commission a piece for my partners 21st birthday gift. After a bit of communicating we sorted out a design and the necklace came to me in the time frame. It’s absolutely stunning! Beautiful piece that incorporates my partners Māori and Samoan heritage. Thanks so much Aaron!
Super easy to work with and helped pick stone and meaning of carving. Fast shipping and pendants are perfect!
Aaron responded quickly and lucidly when I inquired about purchasing a jade cuff. After a bit of easy correspondence, he swiftly made, for my wrist exactly, a striking piece of art that any jade collector would be pleased to wear. Buying jade through the internet can be dicey, but this was a pleasure — a complete success.
Ring just arrived and is absolutely beautiful, thanks so much Aaron! He is totally stoked and the finish on the ring is exactly as he imagined, bit envious actually! Might have to drop a few hints about a little something for me now!! Anyway thanks for making the process so easy Aaron, you are hugely talented! By far the best work of its kind we have seen,
Hi Aaron, we have received the two fish this evening, they are awesome! Our boys love theirs, our 4 year old puts it on right away. Thanks very much for having them done so quick and wonderful.
I can recommend Aaron for commission work, he is so nice to deal with, quality work from a quality artist. We will treasure these for the rest of our days.
NJ & JJ
I was able to pick the rings up today and they are perfect, thank you so much! They are simply beautiful and we are really really happy with them. Thanks for all your hard work in getting the stone, the design and the fit just right for us. Thanks again,
it was the ring. It is really beautiful, turned out perfect. The size is very good.