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Jade Heart Leaf by Nick Balme

  • $485

A stunning one of a kind jade heart necklace in the form of a leaf with cutouts by Nick Spicer Balme.

Carved from Kawakawa Flower Jade or Pounamu
It includes an adjustable waxed braid plaited cord, an unusual hexagonal  wooden presentation box as well as a detailed description of the meaning of the carving.

45mm Long (1.75 Inches)

This is a true collectors piece, a miniature wearable art pendant and as such will be permanently removed from our gallery when sold.

The heart is the universal symbol of love.
The Kawakawa is a native New Zealand shrub in the pepper tree family and is widely used for its medicinal properties.  The caterpillars of the native looper moth love it so much that Kawakawa leaves are easily recognized by the profusion of caterpillars holes in every single leaf.
The type of mottled dark green jade from which this amazing piece is carved was named "Kawakawa" by the Maori after the dark green Kawakawa leaves so it is a very appropriate stone for this carving.

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