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Jade Carvings:

Pendants, Sculptures & Earrings

The beauty of jade is unsurpassed with its semi translucent look and swirls of green that seem to float deep within the stone. Hold a jade carving up to the light and you will truly be looking into another world. Jade Whale Tails CarvingHold it in your hand or against your skin and it will transform into a dark green sometimes almost black with subtle glimpses of its secret inner life appearing as it moves.

These pieces are a mixture traditional decorative styles along with some contemporary designs. Many are based on Maori legend while some are modern designs inspired by ancient Maori styles with flowing lines, scrolls and soft forms.
Some of these carvings are large at around 100mm long (4 inches) long while most average about 50mm (2 inches) in length or less.

Nephrite jade ranges in colour from a very pale green to a very dark almost black jade. It is found in many countries around the world so many carvers use jade from Australia or even Canada when stocks of local stone are low.

Please Note - Most examples on the jade pages show the carvings with back lighting to illustrate their luminosity.
This is how they look when held up to a light so they may appear a much darker shade of green when held in the hand or worn against the skin.

All carvings are supplied complete with a traditional style cord & bag.
Most cords are hand made from black waxed braid with a loop and jade toggle fitted. A woven flax presentation case and information on the meaning of the design is also included.
Cords & Packing Detail

Some are set in silver and may be supplied with a silver chain rather than a cord.
Fast airmail shipping worldwide is now just US$6.95 for up to 5 pendants.

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jade hook

Hei-Matau (Hooks):Hei-Matau

These very stylised fish hook jade carvings or pendants represent prosperity,abundance, fertility and strength. They are also seen as good luck charms, particularly for those traveling over water. Hei-Matau are symbols of power and authority which are held in great reverence by the Maori people.
- Pendants & Earrings

Now Over 20 Designs In This Section


Jade Koru

Koru (Spirals):jade hook

The spiral is a Koru, represents the fern frond as it opens bringing new life and purity to the world. It also represents peace, tranquility and spirituality along with a strong sense of re growth or new beginnings.
The Koru is also often associated with nurturing so when interlocked with others is frequently used to represent the strength and purity of a loving relationship within a family.
- Pendants

Now 18 Designs In This Section

Jade Twist

Twists:Jade Twist

The twist with its crisscross form represents the many paths of life and love and as such is regarded as the original eternity symbol. The single twist in particular shows the joining together of two people for eternity. Even though they sometimes move away from each other on their own journeys, they will always come together again sharing their lives and blending to become one. It tells how the strength of bond of friendship, loyalty and love will last forever.

The double and triple twists have a similar meaning but refer more to the joining of two peoples or cultures rather than individuals. They also refer the the three baskets of knowledge.
- Pendants, Earrings and Free Standing Sculptures

Now Over 20 Designs In This Section

Jade Hook Carving

Other Jade Carvings:

These pieces are a mixture traditional decorative styles along with some more contemporary designs. Many are based on Maori legend while some are modern designs inspired by ancient Maori styles with flowing lines, scrolls and soft forms. Some of these pendants are also based on Celtic or oriental designs.
- Pendants & Earrings

Now Over 20 Designs In This Section

Jade Toki
Black Jade Matau

Black Jade:

Incredible carvings from Australian Black jade with inlays of colourful Paua shell.
The quality and style of these pieces makes them stand out in any crowd with both traditional and contemporary designs as pendants, earrings and even cufflinks.

VERY LIMITED STOCK AVAILABLE

Now Over 20 Designs In This Section

Black Jade Twist


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Jade Twist

Featured Artists & Unique or Limited Edition Custom Carvings:

These are very special carvings are often spectacular unique or limited edition pieces in bone, pearl, wood or jade from guest artists and are not part of our normal range.

These often reclusive artists take their inspiration not only from Maori mythology but also from the many other cultures that now share our beautiful land. They also illustrate the deep respect these artists have for the natural and spiritual worlds.

As soon as each carving is sold it will be removed from our site permanently so check for updates often and be quick when you find one that you like, it may be your only chance!!

Jade Carving

Unique pieces in bone and pearl can also be designed especially for you, telling your story through traditional styling and some may also include exotic inlays of shell or precious stones.

Every bone carving is supplied with a traditional waxed braid cord with a loop and bone toggle fitted, a woven flax presentation case and information on the meaning of the design.. Cords & Packing Detail

Wooden Gift BoxWooden Gift Box

Presentation Boxes (Wakahuia)
Available in several styles and sizes are the perfect finishing touch for these carvings

These can be found in our Wood & Wood Carvings section HERE


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All designs, images and text on this site are protected under NZ & international copyright to the respective artists and The Bone Art Place.
Please respect the hard work and skill our artists have put into creating these designs.
Copyright violations will be pursued to the fullest extent possible under international law.
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