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Garth Wilson Jade

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63 Rutherglen Road Paroa, Greymouth 7805 New Zealand
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huiashark wrote a review Apr 2021
Rotorua, New Zealand17 contributions4 helpful votes
We spent an hour and a half in the studio and could of spent longer. Knowledgeable and passionate about his craft, Garth took the time to explain and tell his story and we left with some awesome pieces
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Date of experience: April 2021
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Sheryl wrote a review Oct 2020
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I purchased a beautiful Toki online as a gift for my Grandson. I am so happy with the piece. Thanks so much
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from GarthJoWilson, Owner at Garth Wilson Jade
Responded 26 Oct 2020
Kia Ora You are most welcome. We are so glad that you are happy with your special Taonga. Wishing you and your Grandson all the very best for the future. Kind regards Nga mihi Garth and Jo
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Faerygirl101 wrote a review Jan 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand50 contributions9 helpful votes
Visiting Garth and Jo at the studio is a wonderful experience - you hear about the journey of the pieces, from how Garth and his family search the rivers for the raw stone, how he carries them back and works on them for months, first crudely then intricately to make the most beautiful pounamu we have ever seen. We commissioned a piece for a very special occasion and the result was so much better than we had hoped for, and learning how to wear it before gifting it so your mana is gifted too just made it so very personal. Thank you Garth and Jo, Arohanui (much love)
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Response from GarthJoWilson, Owner at Garth Wilson Jade
Responded 26 Oct 2020
Kia Ora You are most welcome for the tour and I am so glad that you enjoyed hearing about my family history with the pounamu and how I create the pieces from the raw stone to the finished Taonga. I was honoured to be able to create a special Taonga for you to gift and I am so happy to hear that it turned out so much better than you had hoped for. You have made my day :-). I wish you all the very best for a safe and healthy future. Kindest regards Nga mihi Garth
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Rod n Jac wrote a review Aug 2019
Wagga Wagga, Australia113 contributions17 helpful votes
Our experience with Garth Wilson Jade started long before we arrived with emails back and forward identifying pieces that Jac (my wife) may be interested in. We also got a huge amount of travel tips for prior to arrival and after leaving. Pity is it started raining not long after we left and simply did not stop. The whole experience with Garth & Jo was incredible. We learned so much about how Greenstone is sourced and the different meanings behind each piece. How the stone is porous and ‘soaks in’ oils and mana from the wearer and the reasons for doing so was an incredibly powerful, emotional, & beautiful experience. Consequently I am now wearing the piece that will eventually be worn by Jac. Garth even carved a ‘story’ on to the front of the piece that tells about us getting married and the joining of our two families. Truly truly amazing. If you are looking for that special piece of New Zealand Greenstone, Jade, Pounamu then you will not be disappointed by visiting Garth Wilson Jade. There are many beautiful pieces to choose from and the prices are very reasonable for the work that has gone into each piece. We can not speak highly enough of Garth & Jo. Genuine, authentic people and well worth a visit. A highlight of our trip that we will talk about forever. Thank you for an amazing experience guys.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from GarthJoWilson, Owner at Garth Wilson Jade
Responded 25 Aug 2019
Tena Koutou Rod and Jac It was such a pleasure to meet you both and share with you our knowledge and family history with the pounamu. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit with us so much. We are also really happy that you enjoyed our travel tips. It was our pleasure to help out any way we could :-) Thank you for your kind words. Garth and I hope you enjoy the rest of your time here in NZ on your honeymoon and we wish you all the very best of health and happiness in your future together as husband and wife. Nga mihi Garth and Jo
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oballon wrote a review Jun 2019
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We went to visit Garth's workplace in May, it was a meaningful experience: beautiful pieces of art and jewellery, and such a warmful and enthusiastic welcome from Garth, Jo and their son. They even gave us advices on tracks to visit despite the bad weather, and it was really worth the shaky ride! I also had advice on how to offer a pounamu pendant in the traditional way, thank you again! Pour les Français, étape à ne pas manquer!
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Response from GarthJoWilson, Owner at Garth Wilson Jade
Responded 5 Jun 2019
Tena Koutou You are most welcome :-). We are really happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit with and the advice that we gave. It was a pleasure to meet you too and share our knowledge. All the best for a wonderful happy and healthy future Nga mihi Garth, Jo and Hayden
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