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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 70mm long and 45mm wide, this pendant has been carved to create a thin-sculpted edge that reveals even more intensely the stone's exquisite transparency. This shaping also allows for a grading of the stone's colour across the pendant, creating an effect like the light edge of a sunset against a night sky, with the storm of inclusions inside the stone creating a kind of starry sky effect that richly compliments the overall transparency and rich green tone of the piece. Simple yet elegant, it's a great everyday piece for the person who wants something they can happily wear with any outfit.

Poison Bay Tangiwai Large Shield-Form Pendant

SKU: WSJ0428
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