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Garth Wilson Jade

63 Rutherglen Road | Paroa, Greymouth 7805, New Zealand
+64 3-762 6226
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Jo was so informative on our first visit and advised us to go to the pancake rocks which we... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Helen T
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Well worth an hour of your time!!

We stopped into see Garth this morning have seen an advert at our accommodation. We probably spent... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Michaella H
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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 1 week ago via mobile

Jo was so informative on our first visit and advised us to go to the pancake rocks which we thoroughly enjoyed. We went back to thank her and bought another piece of jade. She was so informative about the tribal customs. We were in awe...More

Thank Helen T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped into see Garth this morning have seen an advert at our accommodation. We probably spent an hour or so with him as he told us about his family history with Pounamu and showed us his amazing carvings! My Gran and I ended up...More

Thank Michaella H
Reviewed 9 January 2018

My wife and I were interested in buying some genuine New Zealand pounamu pieces. Before i was able to visit Garth and Jo, they very kindly answered our many questions about their wonderful hand-made products and the Maori heritage behind them. On the day I...More

Thank Paul W
GarthJoWilson, Owner at Garth Wilson Jade, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2018

Tena Korua Katya and Paul It has been wonderful getting to know you over the email Katya and it was great to meet Paul in person. We thank you very much for your special gift to us from Bulgaria. We will treasure it and are...More

Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

We met Garth and his wife Jo as soon as we arrived. Their property, studio and display room were immaculate. They were very welcoming and told as about Garth’s carvings and his ancestral connection to the land. His carvings were of outstanding quality and we...More

Thank David S
GarthJoWilson, Owner at Garth Wilson Jade, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Tena Korua to you all It was a pleasure to meet your wonderful families the other day. Thank you for your kind words about the visit with us. We are really happy that you enjoyed it so much and that you appreciated the advice we...More

Reviewed 14 December 2017

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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GarthJoWilson, Owner at Garth Wilson Jade, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

Kia ora Thank you. We are really glad that you enjoyed your visit with us. My name is Jo - short for Joanna, and I really enjoyed sharing my knowledge and showing you around. Happy that you found it interesting. Great that you are loving...More

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

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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

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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

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