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Garth Wilson Jade

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Perfect Pounamu Pendant

Garth and Jo worked with me to create the perfect pounamu pendant for my wife. I was definitely a... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Karen B
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Christchurch, New Zealand
A wonderful experiece with the Wilson's

Garth and Jo were just the loveliest couple that shared so much of their knowledge with us. We are... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
SueO1132
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On the road to Shantytown, just 600 metres from the main road, you will find Garth Wilson's Jade studio and gallery. With a large parking and turning area you can come in and see Garth carving New Zealand pounamu (jade). Garth is a descendant of the...more
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63 Rutherglen Road | Paroa, Greymouth 7805, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Garth and Jo worked with me to create the perfect pounamu pendant for my wife. I was definitely a “high maintenance” client, but Garth and Jo were extremely patient and talked me through what could and couldn’t be achieved. They helped me find the perfect...More

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GarthJoWilson, Owner at Garth Wilson Jade, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Tena Korua Karen and Gary It was our absolute pleasure to work with you in creating this special pendant. We are so happy that you found it perfect and love it so much. We would certainly not call you 'high maintenance' so don't be so...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Garth and Jo were just the loveliest couple that shared so much of their knowledge with us. We are from Australia travelling South Island and our time with these special folks was the HIGHLIGHT of our trip. We all 3 of us walked out with...More

Thank SueO1132
GarthJoWilson, Owner at Garth Wilson Jade, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Kia ora Sue Thank you so much for you kind words. We are really happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us and the knowledge that we passed on to you. You have made our day hearing that we were the highlight or...More

Reviewed 10 August 2018

Im still without words after see the hei matau that I ordered to this lovely couple. First of all the communication is fantastic, I sent a few emails to them just to try to explain the design that I wanted and they capture the essence...More

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GarthJoWilson, Owner at Garth Wilson Jade, responded to this reviewResponded 13 August 2018

Kia ora Miguel We are very happy that you are so pleased with your special Hei Matau and the time you have spent corresponding with us. We have enjoyed emailing with you and helping you to obtain what you were wanting. You are most welcome,...More

Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

If you are in the area for jade, you must visit Garth Wilson Jade. Authentic jade craftsman with deep roots to the traditional Maori jade craftsmen. Very friendly and hospitable. Brought my wife and kids as they were looking for jade. Didn't buy any for...More

Thank Shamus C
GarthJoWilson, Owner at Garth Wilson Jade, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

Kia ora Shamus We are glad that you and your family enjoyed your visit with us. Thank you for your kind feedback. Best wishes for a wonderful future. Nga mihi Garth and Jo

Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Bought 2 pieces only...wish i brought more money! Beautiful pieces and i like the hospitality shown. Very good details shared and we are able to see Garth in action!

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GarthJoWilson, Owner at Garth Wilson Jade, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Kia ora Gloria Great to hear that you think our pieces are beautiful. You are most welcome for the hospitality. It was a pleasure to meet you both. We hope that you enjoyed the rest of your travels. Kind regards Nga mihi Garth and Jo

Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

I have purchased 4 pieces of Pounamu from Garth and every piece has been exceptional. The first time I googled greenstone Garth came up so i decided to give him a go ... being a main islander myself. The service I recieved from his wife...More

1  Thank SwedesPiper
GarthJoWilson, Owner at Garth Wilson Jade, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Kia ora Nick Thank you for your kind words. It was once again a pleasure to be able to help you out. Best wishes for a wonderful future and we look forward to catching up with you again one day. Nga mihi Garth and Jo

Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Visited Garth and his studio with the intention of just looking and came out owning an absolutely beautiful piece. Garth and his wife were such nice, friendly people who patiently explained everything about Pounamu from his heritage to how he makes it. Worth a visit

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

Warm welcome from Jo who explained all about the Garth’s work and his Maori heritage. Great to see what a true craftsman can produce. Purchased one item then returned next day to buy another. Also showed us around the workshop. Gave us info on where...More

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GarthJoWilson, Owner at Garth Wilson Jade, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

Tena Korua We are really glad that you enjoyed your visit with us and found our history interesting. It was a pleasure to be able to share it with you. Happy to hear that you enjoyed the amazing views at the Trig Walk. All the...More

Reviewed 20 March 2018

Garth's workshop is very cool, and his work is beautiful. Additionally, both he and his wife, Jo, are very friendly people. I initially didn't buy anything (jade is expensive). However, I regretted that after leaving. Thankfully, they will ship them for you! Jo was very...More

Thank DanielH1981
Reviewed 7 March 2018

We stopped at Garth's studio on the recommendation of our host Karen at the Mountainview B&B at Fox Glacier & are so glad we did. Garth's wife Jo spent a great deal of time with us helping us choose just the right pieces that "spoke...More

Thank Pat G
GarthJoWilson, Owner at Garth Wilson Jade, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2018

Tena Korua to you both We are really glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us. Thank you for your feedback. Much appreciated. We are happy to help out in any way we can. Best wishes for the future Nga mihi Garth and...More

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