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Mountain Jade

41 Weld Street, Hokitika 7810, New Zealand
+64 3-755 8007
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Basically a shop

If you're looking for jade jewellery then this is a good stop. Yes, it's a retail shop. If you're... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
gfsc5
,
Perth, Australia
via mobile
New Zealand Jade and Traditional Maori Inspired Designs

I was here about an hour. First a knowledgeable employee gave a talk explaining how jade is... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2017
VWriter
,
Los Gatos, California
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No trip to New Zealand is complete without seeing New Zealand's premier Jade Carving studio and shop, at Mountain Jade. Come and see our carvers at work creating beautiful pieces of art and discover the mystical qualities of jade. Carving Tours: Showing the art of carving, and the process the stone goes through prior to it being carved. Opportunity to talk to the carvers themselves. Tour times by arrangement This is a Free of Charge activity.
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  • Very good48%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible11%
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“helpful staff” (2 reviews)
“design” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
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41 Weld Street, Hokitika 7810, New Zealand
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+64 3-755 8007
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're looking for jade jewellery then this is a good stop. Yes, it's a retail shop. If you're lucky you will get a chance to see some being cut and made. Nothing much was happening in this space when we were there.

Thank gfsc5
Reviewed 2 August 2017

I was here about an hour. First a knowledgeable employee gave a talk explaining how jade is located, how it is cut roughly onsite and then transported to the workshop (behind the show and sales room), there to be polished, carved and finished by the...More

Thank VWriter
Reviewed 30 July 2017

The wife wanted some local Jade to take home. This was the place to get it. Prices were reasonable (I think), but then again I'm no expert in jewelry....the wife is. Even bought the granddaughter a jade gift.

Thank Virgin Island Traveler
Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

Mountain Jade is a must see in Hokitika! The workmanship is outstanding! A big thanks to Gary and Ray for taking a few minutes to show and explain the technical and artistic side of carving greenstone. Very skilled artisans that work hard to produce fine...More

Thank Camilla P
Reviewed 19 May 2017 via mobile

Like a jewellery store with history. Had lots of pieces of jade. Sadly I left my other wallet in the car so didn't have the $270,000 for the jade couch on me. :-P Had some interesting pieces and could have spent a fortune here.

Thank Samhain73
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

What is sold here today has changed with times. A lot of things sold here are now tailored for Chinese tourists. The quality of the jades appears mainly to be of lower too, perhaps an indivation of the depletion of resources. However, I did find...More

Thank HotEarth
Reviewed 4 April 2017

Came across this shop, went in for a look and spotted the craftsmen making thing from the Jade. Looked over one mans shoulder for a while before he spotted me. Our conversation started and it was interesting to see him doing it and explaining things....More

Thank 4x4wheelers
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We bought a couple scraps of Jade for the kids during our holiday, which were fine for $6 each. Took them up on the offer to drill them to turn them into pendants, for $10 cash each. Don't know what the folks drilling them were...More

Thank ftillier
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Visited the shop and bought some jade. Price is reasonable. Vicky, the sales lady was very helpful. Good stop in that area.

Thank Saviotung
Reviewed 18 March 2017

We happened to be in the store while it was very empty. Most of the people in the store were actually staff members. We had plenty of time browsing through the items, asking the freindly and helpful staff for advice and watching the carvers at...More

Thank JV_Travelling
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