A beautiful piece of stone that we have not found since 2017, the photographs just cannot capture her beauty.
Hand-carved from Douglas Creek Pounamu
- a South Westland Serpentinite from deep in the Haast mountains.
She has magnificent translucent glassy green translucent tones set in a smoky base stone with shimmers of gold pyrite inclusions, you can see the depth and layers when you stare into the stone.
Our Breast plate style symbolises protection.
- Hand-braided wax polyester black extendable cord
- 8.5 x 4cm
A rich and varied stone, serpentinite is one of three pounamu stones used in traditional carving, and one of the most recognisable. A metamorphic stone formed from antigorite, lizardite and chrysotile, this wide mix of minerals produce a stone of immense complexity, and individual pieces can contain colours ranging from deep moss green to aquatic blue, with gold, orange, and brown highlights.
A healing stone, serpentinite replenishes and restores energies within the body and creates a protective field around its wearer. Sometimes porous, serpentinite can absorb oils from your skin and its colour may deepen over time - this should not be seen as a flaw but as part of the stone’s natural evolution with its wearer.