Antique Australian 9ct Rose Gold Nephrite Jade ‘Pounamu’ By Willis & Sons Circa 1905
History of Pounamu
Pounamu or greenstone are terms for several types of hard and durable stone found in southern New Zealand. They are highly valued in New Zealand, and carvings made from pounamu play an important role in Māori culture. Geologically, pounamu are usually nephrite jade, bowenite, or serpentinite.
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