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Garth Wilson Jade

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Stopped off for a short visit to a Jade Outlet

We called into Garth Wilson Jade Factory just outside of Greymouth. This place is an artisans... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Geoffrey_Chapman
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McCracken, Australia
Wonderful experience!

Garth and Jo are lovely, warm, talented people. They took so much time to share their knowledge and... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2018
tmpnqn
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Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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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 3 weeks ago

We called into Garth Wilson Jade Factory just outside of Greymouth. This place is an artisans workshop and cuts Jade for sale. After calling into Hokitaka major Jade outlets, we suggest you stop off at this place-although he was not cutting jade at the time,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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GarthJoWilson, Owner at Garth Wilson Jade, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kia ora Geoffrey Thank you for the recommendations. You are most welcome. Kind regards Nga mihi Garth and Joanna

Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

Garth and Jo are lovely, warm, talented people. They took so much time to share their knowledge and passion for their art! There was NO sales pitch or pressure, just a nice visit with people that are so welcoming and talented. I felt confident that...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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GarthJoWilson, Owner at Garth Wilson Jade, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Kia ora Dolores We are really happy that you enjoyed your visit with us and glad to hear that you are enjoying wearing your Koru. Yes, the more that your wear your Koru and rub it the better and better it will look. Thank you...More

Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

I had the most awesome and amazing experience with Garth Wilson Jade. Garth and Jo are very professional, super friendly and passionate about their work. They created the most beautiful treasures for my family, friends and I. I have had 5 Pendants made, all individually...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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GarthJoWilson, Owner at Garth Wilson Jade, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

You are most welcome :-). We are happy to be able to create these treasures for you and the family. Yes, we do love what we do. All the best for the future Nga mihi Garth and Jo

Reviewed 4 September 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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GarthJoWilson, Owner at Garth Wilson Jade, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

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 September 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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GarthJoWilson, Owner at Garth Wilson Jade, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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

Date of experience: June 2018
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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!

Date of experience: June 2018
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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

Date of experience: April 2018
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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

Date of experience: March 2018
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