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Garth Wilson Jade

63 Rutherglen Road | Paroa, Greymouth 7805, New Zealand
+64 3-762 6226
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Absolutelly incredible

Im still without words after see the hei matau that I ordered to this lovely couple. First of all... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
maglopez24
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Seville, Spain
A must visit

If you are in the area for jade, you must visit Garth Wilson Jade. Authentic jade craftsman with... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2018
Shamus C
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Singapore, Singapore
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On the road to Shantytown, just 600 metres from the main road, you will find Garth Wilson's Jade studio and gallery. With a large parking and turning area you can come in and see Garth carving New Zealand pounamu (jade). Garth is a descendant of the Ngati Mahaki and Ngati Waewae tribes who were the original pounamu traders in New Zealand. This allows Garth and his family customary rights to go onto West Coast mountain sides and rivers to collect the pounamu (jade) themselves. Garth hand draws the designs and carves all sculptures, pendants and jewellery from New Zealand stone. Come in and handles some of the best New Zealand pounamu and find out the meanings and stories behind the Maori designs. Garth Wilson Jade - for that special piece!
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63 Rutherglen Road | Paroa, Greymouth 7805, New Zealand
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Im still without words after see the hei matau that I ordered to this lovely couple. First of all the communication is fantastic, I sent a few emails to them just to try to explain the design that I wanted and they capture the essence...More

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GarthJoWilson, Owner at Garth Wilson Jade, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Kia ora Miguel We are very happy that you are so pleased with your special Hei Matau and the time you have spent corresponding with us. We have enjoyed emailing with you and helping you to obtain what you were wanting. You are most welcome,...More

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Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

If you are in the area for jade, you must visit Garth Wilson Jade. Authentic jade craftsman with deep roots to the traditional Maori jade craftsmen. Very friendly and hospitable. Brought my wife and kids as they were looking for jade. Didn't buy any for...More

Thank Shamus C
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GarthJoWilson, Owner at Garth Wilson Jade, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

Kia ora Shamus We are glad that you and your family enjoyed your visit with us. Thank you for your kind feedback. Best wishes for a wonderful future. Nga mihi Garth and Jo

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Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Bought 2 pieces only...wish i brought more money! Beautiful pieces and i like the hospitality shown. Very good details shared and we are able to see Garth in action!

Thank GloriaLim
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GarthJoWilson, Owner at Garth Wilson Jade, responded to this reviewResponded 21 June 2018

Kia ora Gloria Great to hear that you think our pieces are beautiful. You are most welcome for the hospitality. It was a pleasure to meet you both. We hope that you enjoyed the rest of your travels. Kind regards Nga mihi Garth and Jo

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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

I have purchased 4 pieces of Pounamu from Garth and every piece has been exceptional. The first time I googled greenstone Garth came up so i decided to give him a go ... being a main islander myself. The service I recieved from his wife...More

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GarthJoWilson, Owner at Garth Wilson Jade, responded to this reviewResponded 27 April 2018

Kia ora Nick Thank you for your kind words. It was once again a pleasure to be able to help you out. Best wishes for a wonderful future and we look forward to catching up with you again one day. Nga mihi Garth and Jo

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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Visited Garth and his studio with the intention of just looking and came out owning an absolutely beautiful piece. Garth and his wife were such nice, friendly people who patiently explained everything about Pounamu from his heritage to how he makes it. Worth a visit

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Reviewed 26 March 2018

Warm welcome from Jo who explained all about the Garth’s work and his Maori heritage. Great to see what a true craftsman can produce. Purchased one item then returned next day to buy another. Also showed us around the workshop. Gave us info on where...More

Thank 123LS
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GarthJoWilson, Owner at Garth Wilson Jade, responded to this reviewResponded 29 March 2018

Tena Korua We are really glad that you enjoyed your visit with us and found our history interesting. It was a pleasure to be able to share it with you. Happy to hear that you enjoyed the amazing views at the Trig Walk. All the...More

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Reviewed 20 March 2018

Garth's workshop is very cool, and his work is beautiful. Additionally, both he and his wife, Jo, are very friendly people. I initially didn't buy anything (jade is expensive). However, I regretted that after leaving. Thankfully, they will ship them for you! Jo was very...More

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Reviewed 7 March 2018

We stopped at Garth's studio on the recommendation of our host Karen at the Mountainview B&B at Fox Glacier & are so glad we did. Garth's wife Jo spent a great deal of time with us helping us choose just the right pieces that "spoke...More

Thank Pat G
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GarthJoWilson, Owner at Garth Wilson Jade, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2018

Tena Korua to you both We are really glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us. Thank you for your feedback. Much appreciated. We are happy to help out in any way we can. Best wishes for the future Nga mihi Garth and...More

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Reviewed 2 March 2018

We've wanted some New Zealand Pounamu since we moved here a couple of years ago and some of our friends recommended that we visit Garth and Jo. We weren't disappointed! We received such a warm welcome from Jo who was really informative and made us...More

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GarthJoWilson, Owner at Garth Wilson Jade, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2018

Kia ora Jenny We are really happy that you enjoyed your visit with us so much and that you loved the walk around the Woods Creek Track. It is one of our favourites. Great to hear that you weren't scared to find some cave weta....More

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Reviewed 23 February 2018

It is always a joy to see craftsman made items especially when you can meet the person who made them. There is a big range of items on show to suit all tastes and budgets. Garths wife Jo told us about the pieces and the...More

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GarthJoWilson, Owner at Garth Wilson Jade, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2018

Kia ora Steve We are really glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us. It was a pleasure to meet you too. Thank you for your feedback. We are also glad that you like our journey suggestions. We hope that you continued to...More

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