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The Greenstone Shop



Stunning Porowhita carved from NZ Pakohe or Argillite by Dean Taylor.

The Porowhita symbolizes the never-ending circle of life and nature, bringing together the head, hands and heart in one’s action.

The stars and universe are all part of the circle and it holds the story of our origins.

Pakohe or NZ Argillite is a sediment stone, a play of shadow and light and comes in a range of colours from black, green, grey and blues and was commonly used to make tools from. It is said to enhance the ability to see all things as sacred and creates interconnectedness between body and spirit. Strengthens the link to ones ancestors.


50 mm length

50 mm width

8 mm thickness

Comes with an adjustable cord and a jute drawstring bag.

This will be the exact piece you will receive in the photos, there may be a slight degree of colour variation based on different computer or mobile phone screen resolutions that you are viewing from.


Pounamu is so much more than a stone. It holds Wairua (spiritual essence) through its association with the land and its beauty. Each piece lends strength and well-being to the wearer, making it a true gift from the heart. Over time, Pounamu absorbs its owners' natural oils and takes on a beautiful lustre. It is then that the stone's essence becomes one with your own and the stone has truly chosen you.

We love the Pounamu we purchased from these guys and really appreciate how they replaced the cord for us a year later.

Melissa Watts


Your Pounamu should last you a lifetime - and more. Pounamu is said to increase in mana as it is passed on through generations. We guarantee that any Greenstone Shop piece will survive to become an heirloom piece, spreading its mana throughout your whanau if it is well cared for, loved and respected.