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Garth Wilson Jade

63 Rutherglen Road | Paroa, Greymouth 7805, New Zealand
+64 3-762 6226
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Small and cosy, friendly and nice jade

Bought 2 pieces only...wish i brought more money! Beautiful pieces and i like the hospitality... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
GloriaLim
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Singapore, Singapore
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The "Go to Greenstone Guy"

I have purchased 4 pieces of Pounamu from Garth and every piece has been exceptional. The first... read more

Reviewed 25 April 2018
SwedesPiper
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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 3 days ago 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!

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GarthJoWilson, Owner at Garth Wilson Jade, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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

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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

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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

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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

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Warm welcome from Jo who explained all about the Garth’s work and his Maori heritage. Great to see what a true craftsman can produce. Purchased one item then returned next day to buy another. Also showed us around the workshop. Gave us info on where...More

Thank 123LS
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GarthJoWilson, Owner at Garth Wilson Jade, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2018

Tena Korua We are really glad that you enjoyed your visit with us and found our history interesting. It was a pleasure to be able to share it with you. Happy to hear that you enjoyed the amazing views at the Trig Walk. All the...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2018

Garth's workshop is very cool, and his work is beautiful. Additionally, both he and his wife, Jo, are very friendly people. I initially didn't buy anything (jade is expensive). However, I regretted that after leaving. Thankfully, they will ship them for you! Jo was very...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

We stopped at Garth's studio on the recommendation of our host Karen at the Mountainview B&B at Fox Glacier & are so glad we did. Garth's wife Jo spent a great deal of time with us helping us choose just the right pieces that "spoke...More

Thank Pat G
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GarthJoWilson, Owner at Garth Wilson Jade, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Tena Korua to you both We are really glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us. Thank you for your feedback. Much appreciated. We are happy to help out in any way we can. Best wishes for the future Nga mihi Garth and...More

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Reviewed 2 March 2018

We've wanted some New Zealand Pounamu since we moved here a couple of years ago and some of our friends recommended that we visit Garth and Jo. We weren't disappointed! We received such a warm welcome from Jo who was really informative and made us...More

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GarthJoWilson, Owner at Garth Wilson Jade, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2018

Kia ora Jenny We are really happy that you enjoyed your visit with us so much and that you loved the walk around the Woods Creek Track. It is one of our favourites. Great to hear that you weren't scared to find some cave weta....More

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Reviewed 23 February 2018

It is always a joy to see craftsman made items especially when you can meet the person who made them. There is a big range of items on show to suit all tastes and budgets. Garths wife Jo told us about the pieces and the...More

Thank Steve L
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GarthJoWilson, Owner at Garth Wilson Jade, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2018

Kia ora Steve We are really glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us. It was a pleasure to meet you too. Thank you for your feedback. We are also glad that you like our journey suggestions. We hope that you continued to...More

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Reviewed 12 February 2018 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
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Reviewed 25 January 2018 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
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