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While most bowenite or tangiwai in New Zealand is mostly translucent, there are some examples that generate true transparency... and some locations that are famous for producing this kind of material. This material is from a place in Milford Sound called Poison Bay, which along with Anita Bay is well-known as a source of transparent bowenite of rich green hues. This piece showcases that excellent transparency, as well as the storm of inclusions that can make that transparency so visually spectacular when the piece is held to the light.


Measuring in at 67mm long and 47mm wide, the interesting flaked formation of this piece creates multiple point throughout its body which catch the light and show off that fantastic translucency. Additionally, a cleaner band throug the middle of the stone creates a vivid stripe across the stone when it's held to the light, showcasing both the base transparency and how much the stone's matrix of inclusions reduces the passage of light through the material. A great piece for someone who wants an interesting pendant, the likes of which they can always see some new wonder within.

Poison Bay Tangiwai Large Pebble-Form Pendant

SKU: WSJ0430
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