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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 65mm long and 40mm wide, this piece shiws internal flaking that highlights its transparency from deep within, as well as a fine seam of white tremolite that shows up as a lightning-bolt pattern on the front of the stone. Generally subtle and understated, this is a great piece for everyday wear.

Poison Bay Tangiwai Shield-Form Pendant

SKU: WSJ0431
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