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Garth Wilson Jade

63 Rutherglen Road | Paroa, Greymouth 7805, New Zealand
+64 3-762 6226
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Amazing! Amazing! Amazing!

I decided to get something really special for my wife for our honeymoon in NZ. I was looking for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
leongaj
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Hong Kong, China
Purchased pounamu online fantastic

Wanting to give our niece something very special for an overseas trip Garth more than fulfilled... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
helenmB1911MZ
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Auckland, New Zealand
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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 weeks ago

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

1  Thank leongaj
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

Reviewed 14 April 2017

For authentic NZ Jade which has been created by a New Zealander, I recommend a visit to this Gallery to see Garth and his wife. They are both friendly and honest. And I purchased a some-what modern piece which has its roots in the traditional...More

Thank LizSu
GarthJoWilson, Owner at Garth Wilson Jade, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Kia ora Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. That is much appreciated. Nga mihi Garth and Jo

Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

My partner and I have been to Garths Gallery twice. Both of us got a piece for each other and a beautiful talk about history of Jades, their family and saw also every step of the carving process. It was a great and very interesting...More

Thank Inka B
GarthJoWilson, Owner at Garth Wilson Jade, responded to this reviewResponded 19 April 2017

Kia ora Inka We are glad that you enjoyed your visit with us and found it an interesting experience, and we're rapt that you love your special pieces. Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us and for the recommendations. It...More

Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

One of the best little stops. Extremely friendly couple, who go out of their way to explain how the stone is cut and then shaped. I throughly enjoyed the time spent here and they have a large range of items to purchase. I recommend everyone...More

Thank Feelfree1
GarthJoWilson, Owner at Garth Wilson Jade, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2017

Kia ora Thanks very much for your recommendations. We are really glad that you enjoyed your visit with us. All the best for the future. Kind regards, Nga mihi, Garth and Jo

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