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Garth Wilson Jade

63 Rutherglen Road | Paroa, Greymouth 7805, New Zealand
+64 3-762 6226
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Many lovely pieces

I was travelling on my way (back) to Hokitika to buy a piece of pounamu before I finished my... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Knotknow
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Cairns Region, Australia
Not to be missed.

Our visit coincided with Garth being away helping family, but Jo was a worthy stand-in. Although... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2017
JamesRS
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UK
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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 Ngati Mahaki and Ngati Waewae tribes who were the original pounamu traders in New Zealand. This allows Garth and his family customary rights to go onto West Coast mountain sides and rivers to collect the pounamu (jade) themselves. Garth hand draws the designs and carves all sculptures, pendants and jewellery from New Zealand stone. Come in and handles some of the best New Zealand pounamu and find out the meanings and stories behind the Maori designs. Garth Wilson Jade - for that special piece!
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63 Rutherglen Road | Paroa, Greymouth 7805, New Zealand
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I was travelling on my way (back) to Hokitika to buy a piece of pounamu before I finished my travels in NZ. After investigating on-line I decided to drop in to see some of Garth Wilson's work. I am so glad I did as I...More

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Reviewed 26 October 2017

Our visit coincided with Garth being away helping family, but Jo was a worthy stand-in. Although it would have been nice to see Garth at work, Jo gave us a full run-down of the process. It was fascinating. Of course, we had to buy something...More

Thank JamesRS
GarthJoWilson, Owner at Garth Wilson Jade, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Kia ora James and Marie We are glad that you found your visit with me fascinating. It was my pleasure to share the knowledge that I have. I look forward to seeing photos of how your Kauri comes out. I am also glad that you...More

Reviewed 26 October 2017

If you are looking for a very special piece of pounamu.....look know further with these two people Garth and Jo. As a New Zealander living in the UK, I very much wanted to "gift" a Pikorua and Koru pendant to two very special friends, and...More

Thank lynettejanwalker
GarthJoWilson, Owner at Garth Wilson Jade, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Kia ora Lynette We are happy to have been able to help you out. Thank you for your comments about our service. It was our pleasure. You are most welcome. All the best for a wonderful future. Nga mihi Garth and Jo

Reviewed 8 October 2017

I decided to get something really special for my wife for our honeymoon in NZ. I was looking for something unique for her. We didn't visit Garth and Jo's place in person but I had been emailing Garth and Jo for weeks to make a...More

2  Thank leongaj
GarthJoWilson, Owner at Garth Wilson Jade, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2017

Kia ora Jack We hope that you had a wonderful honeymoon in New Zealand. We are both very happy to hear that you were overwhelmed with our work and found the pieces absolutely stunning, and that you were touched with our letter. We look forward...More

Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Wanting to give our niece something very special for an overseas trip Garth more than fulfilled everything we wanted. All communications done online finished product and documents sent simply brought us to tears. Thank you Garth. Awesome

Thank helenmB1911MZ
GarthJoWilson, Owner at Garth Wilson Jade, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2017

Kia ora Helen Thank you. We were happy to be able to help you out. We are glad that you enjoyed the experience. We look forward to helping your out again any time in the future. Nga mihi Best wishes Garth and Jo

Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Garth and Jo's place is definitely worth a visit! We visited on a whim after stopping for a beer at the Paroa Tavern (also worth a visit btw) and we were immediately greeted by Jo as we arrived. Garth was busy grinding some pounamu at...More

Thank snapperbiscuitnz
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Thanks a lot for this wonderful visit we received full explanations from the stone research in the area to the beautiful gewels. Also symbolic were interesting to understand. We will bring some of them to France and that visit will remain a great souvenir from...More

Thank Patetchris013
GarthJoWilson, Owner at Garth Wilson Jade, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Kia ora koutou katoa (greetings to you all) It was wonderful to meet your family and spend time sharing our knowledge with you. We are glad that you enjoyed your time with us also. We hope that your Hei Tiki looks after you all and...More

Reviewed 18 July 2017

We as a Group were met by Garths lovely wife Jo. Jo gave of her time to our Special Needs people and kept her explanation simple yet very interesting such that she gave our people huge insight into how Garth works and his wonderful dedication...More

Thank Geoff S
GarthJoWilson, Owner at Garth Wilson Jade, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Kia ora Geoff Thank you for your kind words. Your group were a delight to have in the gallery and I very much enjoyed your visit and being able to pass on some of my knowledge and information to them. I hope that you all...More

Reviewed 30 May 2017

I visited the workshop in 2011 and purchased a necklace, which I have worn every day since then. I was so impressed by the craftsmanship and uniqueness of my pendant that I decided to purchase a necklace for my mum and sister as well, we...More

Thank gschristie95
GarthJoWilson, Owner at Garth Wilson Jade, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2017

Kia ora Gabrielle We are really happy that you and your family are so impressed with Garth's craftsmanship and that ordering pendants from overseas was a fast and easy process. Thanks for the feedback. We aim to please. All the best for a wonderful happy...More

Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

We made a point to visit here on our holiday with the goal of finding a piece for our wedding anniversary and I'm very grateful that we did. Buying a piece of jewelry is one thing. Purchasing a piece of art and visiting with the...More

Thank Rick T
GarthJoWilson, Owner at Garth Wilson Jade, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Kia ora Rick Thank you for your kind words. We are really happy that you enjoyed your visit with us, that you love the special piece of pounamu that you got and that you have great memories from your visit as well. You are most...More

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