Amazingly rare piece by one of our finest early Australia jewellery firms Willis and Sons.
Handcrafted from 9ct rose gold and Nephrite Jade sometimes also called Greenstone.
Styled as a **Pounamu, in traditional toki (adze) shape which represents strength and courage, and capped with hand engraved 9ct gold measuring a lovely 5.2cm including jump ring and 1.3cm at its widest point.
With hallmarks for Willis and Sons with the ‘wheatsheaf’ guarantee mark for 9ct gold indicating this piece was made before 1904.
Pop this on your chain of choice and wear an incredible piece of Australian colonial jewellery!
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.
‘Unicorn’ For Willis and Sons
‘9’ For 9ct Gold
‘Wheatsheaf’ M.J.A of Victoria Guarantee mark for 9ct gold
Very good to excellent antique condition.
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