Heritage Jade

Heritage Jade, Hokitika: Address, Phone Number, Heritage Jade Reviews: 5/5

Heritage Jade
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Julie D
2 contributions
Outstanding Knowledge
Jul 2020 • Couples
Awesome welcome by Colin as we came into the store. Great to talk to the actual person who Carved my earrings that I purchased. A wealth of knowledge including where my Greenstone came from, walked away a happy girl.
Written 19 July 2020
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Angie W
Hervey Bay, Australia108 contributions
Gorgeous Artworks
Sep 2019
We were lucky to stumble across this little gem. The art works are stunning, the workmanship absolutely incredible. To top this off, when we walked in we were greeted warmly and given a vast amount of knowledge of the local jade trade and Colin's process. It was our honor to purchase a beautiful piece while here and it is now a prized possession.
Written 10 October 2019
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Clara
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Highly recommend
Mar 2019 • Couples
Amazing works. Colin was amazing- friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. I highly recommend you check it out.
Written 4 March 2019
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Wendy F
Victoria, Canada21 contributions
Not just any touristy jade shop.
Dec 2018 • Solo
This artistic small shop on Revell Street in Hokitika is definitely the jewel in the crown. Colin Davidson is the skilled carver with creative works worth seeing. His shop is lovely and you cannot resist a purchase of a small pendant of matte finish jade from the vicinity of his local tribe. I immediately fell in love with my unique small piece of light green and speckled jade.
Written 10 December 2018
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QuickWhitTravel
Washington DC, DC4,065 contributions
Highly recommended!
Aug 2018 • Couples
This was a wonderful jade shopping experience. The woman working was so kind and helpful. She talked to us for half an hour about jade and the artists whose shop this is. I got the most beautiful infinity pendant necklace, and I highly recommend this shop to you as well!
Written 7 December 2018
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Kristina T
Nakafurano-cho, Japan3 contributions
Original and authentic pounamu... and beautifully hand-carved by maori artist, what more do you want?
Oct 2018 • Solo
I knew a want to buy a pounamu for me and my family. I did not have any store in mind, however I knew that I want pounamu and ideally traditionally carved. I parked my car and first shop I saw was Heritage Jade. I was thinking for a bit but went in and... OMG, next half an hour was one of the highlights of my trip!!!!

The shop is something between gallery and shop. You won’t find “zillion” stones/pendants/.. but everything there has it’s place and space to stand out. Beautiful pounamu stones with traditional carving.... it is breath-taking !!!
Shop assistant (sorry, don’t remember her name) was very nice and helpful, she gave me all the time I needed but was there the moment I had questions and oh-my I had loads of questions :-)
After a struggle, I wanted like all of them :-), I picked one for me (this one I knew immediately that we belong together :-) ) one for my mum, sister-in-law and my niece. Each of them is stunningly beautiful, unique and just right :-)
I recommend this shop and I’ll be coming back myself! If you want original and authentic pounamu, which won’t cost you fortune, this is the place to go!
Written 7 November 2018
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Katlong27
New York City, NY23 contributions
Beautiful Jade
Nov 2018 • Friends
We stopped in Hokitika en route from Christchurch to Franz Josef and happened into Heritage Jade. We had read good things about the jade/greenstone in Hokitika and the store looked very nice. Heritage Jade has a wide selection of very beautiful Jade jewelry, mainly pendants and earrings. Jasmine assisted us at the store and was both very friendly and very helpful in explaining about the carving and the features of different pieces. We bought several pieces and are excited about all of them. We encountered other jade sellers on our trip, but all agreed that we had made the right choice to purchase at Heritage Jade as the pieces look like a higher quality. Beautiful jade!!!
Written 3 November 2018
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Greg M
New Zealand7 contributions
Incredible gallery
Oct 2018 • Solo
Stumbled across this gallery/store in the quaint little town of Hokitika, incredible carving and attention to detail.
He truly is a master carver!
Great staff, informative and not at all pushy. Colin and his staff understand that it’s a personal connection to the art.
I absolutely recommend Heritage Jade!
Written 18 October 2018
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HanFenech
Wellington, New Zealand11 contributions
Perfect Greenstone Piece
Dec 2017 • Friends
Wonderful shopping experience ending in the purchase of a unique and beautiful greenstone necklace. Salesperson was fantastic, explaining the significance of each pendant's shape, details about the stone it was carved from, and the history of greenstone carving on the West Coast; all while encouraging us to make our own decision.
Written 5 January 2018
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solei83
Brisbane, Australia10 contributions
Stunning pieces
Dec 2017 • Solo
Whilst there are many Jade shopping options in Hokitika, Heritage Jade showcases this beautiful stone with such class and artistic uniqueness that you can't help but be drawn into this store - it is feels more like an art gallery. Colin's mastery of the stone is second to none with each piece a showstopper in itself. My purchase was well worth the investment!
Written 18 December 2017
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