Collection: New Zealand Pounamu Collection

 In Māori culture, Pounamu holds great significance and is regarded as a taonga, or treasure. Pounamu is believed to be more than just a physical stone; it is considered a living entity and holds spiritual and ancestral connections for the Māori people of New Zealand.

Pounamu is closely tied to the land, rivers, and mountains of Aotearoa (New Zealand), and it is believed to embody the mauri, or life force, of these natural elements. The stone is seen as a gift from Papatūānuku, the Earth Mother, and is regarded as a link between the physical and spiritual realms.