top of page

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 79mm long and 39mm wide at its widest point, the central crevice in this piece allows it to capture the light even when it's lying flat against its wearer's chest, showing off its transparency while also creating a vivid white line across its midriff. Its otherwise deep emerald-green tone looks even better when the light is allowed to flow through it, too, showing up that gorgeous storm of inclusions that add contrast and interest to its transparent body tone. A piece that will blend well with everyday wear, yet also look very special as a compliment to formal or elegant wear.

Poison Bay Tangiwai Large Wavy Trigonal Drop Pendant

SKU: WSJ0427
    bottom of page