Can i bless my own pounamu?

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Our Ngai Tahu Pounamu registered carvers bless each taonga and handle it with great care during the carving process. If you would like to add your own blessing you may either find a Kaumatua (elder) to bless it, or find an appropriate karakia (prayer) and bless it yourself.

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✨ Can i buy pounamu for myself?

And this tradition of gifting pounamu as a symbol of our respect, admiration or love for another continues today. However whether you are buying a pounamu taonga for a loved one or yourself, you will be ok.

✨ Can i wear a pounamu?

Wear your Pounamu against your skin as often as possible. It will naturally absorb oils from your skin that will help maintain its polish and it will become a holder of your wairua. Your taonga can be oiled with any natural household oils or fats such as olive oil, coconut oil, vegetable oil or tallow.

✨ Can pounamu be sustainably managed?

  • Along with rights to pounamu came the key responsibility of ensuring pounamu can be sustainably managed. This means not just caring for the stone but also protecting and advocating for the rivers it comes from, the artists that shape it and the communities that surround it.

✨ Can you bless a pounamu yourself?

Our Ngai Tahu Pounamu registered carvers bless each taonga and handle it with great care during the carving process. If you would like to add your own blessing you may either find a Kaumatua (elder) to bless it, or find an appropriate karakia (prayer) and bless it yourself.

✨ Can you carve your own pounamu?

To enjoy the unique experience and the history of Jade (Pounamu). The opportunity is here to carve your own jewel – a Maori tradition… How long it takes to carve ? A simple piece can be carved in as little as 2 hours up to 2 days for a complicated item, under the careful guidance of owner operator Brett Phillips.

✨ Can you collect pounamu?

On all other land pounamu cannot be collected without the prior permission of Te R nanga o Ng i Tahu and the appropriate Kaitiaki R nanga. If it is private land, the authority of the landowner to access the land is also required.

✨ Can you pass down pounamu?

Pounamu can be regarded as a family heirloom and is often passed down through generations. Whether you choose a small basic piece or an elaborate carving, wherever you go you'll be taking with you a piece of Te Waipounamu, The South Island of New Zealand.

✨ Can you shower with pounamu?

Can I wear my necklace in the shower? Yes. Soaps will not affect the colour or finish of your stone. The only thing it could effect is the plaited cord, weakening it a little faster than if you didn't wear it in the shower.

✨ Can you take pounamu off?

How do I look after my taonga? Although stone, Pounamu, Pakohe and Garnet will break if dropped or hit against hard surfaces. We recommend you remove your taonga before playing sports or engaging in physical activities where it may come against hard surfaces.

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Is it bad luck to buy your own pounamu?

And this tradition of gifting pounamu as a symbol of our respect, admiration or love for another continues today. However whether you are buying a pounamu taonga for a loved one or yourself, you will be ok. It will not bring you bad luck.

Is it ok to buy your own pounamu?

And this tradition of gifting pounamu as a symbol of our respect, admiration or love for another continues today. However whether you are buying a pounamu taonga for a loved one or yourself, you will be ok. It will not bring you bad luck. You are not disrespecting any ancient cultural practises or traditions.

Should i buy or bless a piece of greenstone or pounamu?
  • Whether you choose to purchase a piece of greenstone for yourself or bless a piece of pounamu is entirely up to you and your own beliefs, your relationship to Te Ao Māori, or your connection to Aotearoa. Read our blog about pounamu and blessings for more information.
Where can i find pounamu?

Found all over the world, yet only hailing from the South Island in New Zealand, pounamu can be found in rivers up and down the coast of the southern island. The varieties to be found in New Zealand are predominantly nephrite with one deposit in the Milford Sound consisting of bowenite.

Where can i get pounamu?

Found all over the world, yet only hailing from the South Island in New Zealand, pounamu can be found in rivers up and down the coast of the southern island.

Why do you bless pounamu?

Why bless Pounamu? Pounamu can represent ancestors, connection with the natural world, or attributes such as strength, prosperity, love, and harmony. This means to put someone or something under the sacred protection of the atua which is away from the profane.