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Address: 41 Weld Street, Hokitika 7810, New Zealand
Phone Number: +64 3-755 8007
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No trip to New Zealand is complete without seeing New Zealand's premier...

No trip to New Zealand is complete without seeing New Zealand's premier Jade Carving studio and shop, at Mountain Jade. Come and see our carvers at work creating beautiful pieces of art and discover the mystical qualities of jade. Carving Tours: Showing the art of carving, and the process the stone goes through prior to it being carved. Opportunity to talk to the carvers themselves. Tour times by arrangement This is a Free of Charge activity.

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Largest jade place in town...

Hokitika is a really small and peaceful town with nothing much to do, so one of the things you can do is visit the jade stores. Mountain Jade play 2 roles, a jade shop and also a... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Penang Island, Malaysia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hokitika is a really small and peaceful town with nothing much to do, so one of the things you can do is visit the jade stores. Mountain Jade play 2 roles, a jade shop and also a jade factory, which means you can watch live jade carving process for free and look for jade in the shop after that. There... More 

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Thank lwluen
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Basically a working jade factory where you can watch a demonstration of polishing jade ( we didn't as we have seen this many times before) and buy Jade jewellery at reasonable prices - everything from ear rings ,rings,necklaces ,bracelets, to really grand collarettes .

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Thank Brandylady
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The quality of the jewelry is very low. My girlfriend bought earrings for 50$ and the stone fell off after one week! It was cheaply glued on. I wouldn't buy there again. I'm sure there are better stores for quality jewelry.

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Thank Patrick W
sabine w, Manager at Mountain Jade, responded to this review

Dear Patrick We are very sorry to hear that the earrings you purchased from our store fell apart, our sincere apologies! We are always aiming at only selling quality product and fully understand your disappointment. We would really like to send you a replacement. Would you be able to email us l (sales@mountainjade.co.nz ) with your contact details? We look... More 

FLORIDA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

If you are looking for New Zealand jade they have it. They have loose pieces as well as jade jewelry. Make sure you ask where is the jade from as they have jade from all over. Very nice place to stop by and look.

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Thank FloridaMyrtle
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

Big shop with large varieties of stones, you may have to ask the source, some of them are from Canada. Cheat sheets are available to explain the different colors, kinds and characteristics. Reasonably priced, it may be fixed price but they are able to throw in another smaller stone as free gift with purchase. staff are friendly and eager to... More 

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1 Thank Mark L
sabine w, Manager at Mountain Jade, responded to this review

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to our Mountain Jade store. We pride ourselves to be jade experts and have jade from around the world, including countries like Canada, Siberia, Australia and of course New Zealand. Our staff are knowledgeable and can advise where each piece found in store comes from. We trust your visit will... More 

Payson, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

If you want NZ Jade this is the place. You will need to ask the friendly staff about the different kinds. The NZ Jade is more expensive than other Jade from other parts of the world. We bought some NZJade because liked the color.

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Thank WanderingFarmer
sabine w, Manager at Mountain Jade, responded to this review

We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed your visit to our store and were served by our friendly and knowledgeable staff. We do stock a large range of pendants and artefacts carved from New Zealand jade, as well as jade from other countries. We trust that the piece you choose will be a wonderful memory to your time... More 

Billingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

Enjoyed the experience of watching craftsmen make pieces from jade. The shop had many, many pieces to choose from with descriptions of the different designs. Staff were friendly and enthusiastic, and willing to answer questions.

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Thank Christine M
sabine w, Manager at Mountain Jade, responded to this review

We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to our store and carving workshop in Hokitika, and that our staff made your feel welcome. We are all passionate about the stone and endeavour to give our customers the best selection of jade we can find. More 

Greve, Denmark
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2016

On a sunny day passing through Hokitika, we stop for lunch and stroll through the city. We went in to have a look. One will found New Zealand green stone in souvenir stores everywhere. But I am not sure that it is not all New Zealand jade they sell, so check. Lots of stores sells carved greenstone from China, Canada... More 

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sabine w, Manager at Mountain Jade, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to visit our Mountain Jade store in Hokitika. We pride ourselves the be jade experts and have jade from around the world, including countries like Canada, Siberia, Australia and of course New Zealand. Our staff members are knowledgeable and can advise where each piece in store comes from. We hope you had the chance... More 

Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

I had the chance to talk to one member of the staff, who kindly told me that most of the jade is imported from Canada, worked in China and sold in NZ. (Apparently she was not supposed to say that to the tourists) The shop have also an agreement with Bus tours, which get a percentage of the sales. Walk... More 

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Thank martabortoli
sabine w, Manager at Mountain Jade, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review of your visit to our Hokitika store. We take pride in the fact that we are jade experts and collect jade from all over the world: Canada, Siberia, Australia, Yemen to name a few countries, and of course New Zealand. Besides our extensive range of New Zealand jade,... More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2015

There are lots of pieces to choose from and information about the different types of jade. You also get the opportunity to watch craftsmen at work.

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3 Thank ZinamonKveen

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