Taonga Tales

small Pounamu dot pendants in different colours

Connecting the Dots

EDIT: On our journey we have learnt something fascinating that, when you read the rest of our blog about dots below, couldn’t be more fitting.  You see we have learnt the kupu for a dot – Ira.  However Ira doesn’t only mean dot, it also means your genes or life principal.  Your ira is what …

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collage of pounamu, jade and greenstone, colours

What’s in a name; Do you know if you are wearing Pounamu, Greenstone or NZ Jade?

I had an interesting conversation with a lovely lady the other day who had been looking through our website. It just so happened that this lady is also an astute businesswoman, savvy to the world of SEO’s, google analytics, pack rankings and all those other words that make my head spin. And so, after looking …

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work bench with tools for making sterling silver earring hooks and findings

We give you hand-made, sustainably sourced, sterling silver work on every piece

Handmade hooks for our pounamu earrings We are often asked about the silver work on our pounamu jewellery. The short answer is, all the hooks and findings for our pounamu earrings and pounamu pendants are handmade by us from sustainably sourced sterling silver. But of course, there is a bigger story behind that answer, and more questions …

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