Opal and Greenstone Jewellery


Mere - Display

Mere - Display



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Polished Greenstone Mere.
Mere pounamu (or Patu pounamu) were considered to be the most valuable greenstone items. They were the main symbol of chieftainship and were as valuable to Māori as precious stones were to Europeans.

Pounamu sourced from the west coast of NZ

The colours range from deep green through to jade with some bright green mineral deposits. A beautiful piece.

210mm long
73mm at widest point taperiing to 37mm at the handle.
Comes with 30cm of knotted, twisted flax cord handle.

SKU: 001-018-00553