is Greenstone or Pounamu?
The term Greenstone or Pounamu refers several types of hard, durable
and highly valued nephrite jade (kawakawa, kahurangi, īnanga) and
bowenite (tangiwai) found in the south island of New Zealand
In Maori culture Pounamu is considered a taonga or treasure and it was
carved into tools weapons or ornaments, Particularly toki (adzes) ,
mere (clubs) or tiki.
Greenstone jewellery is popular among Kiwis (New Zealanders) and it is
traditional to buy a pounamu (greenstone) as a gift for others.
|For all orders up to a value of NZ$500 we
charge NZ$5.00 for shipping. Orders in excess of NZ$500 will be
delivered free of a delivery charge from GreenstoneGecko.
For deliveries within New Zealand we send
all carvings via Parcel Post. This means packages are insured up to a
value of NZ$250. If you require insurance in excess of this please
contact us directly to organise your order.
Deliveries with in New Zealand generally take 2-3 days from dispatch.
GreenstoneGecko send all international deliveries via
International Air (approximate delivery times shown below).
Please note that no allowance has been made in the delivery
schedules below for delays out of our control such as by orders being
held up in customs.
To minimise this risk we do not send out
parcels weighing more than 2kg each. If your consignment is split into
multiple parcels, your delivery costs will not be affected or increased.
Parcels are insured up to a value of NZ$250. If you require insurance
in excess of this please contact us directly to organise your order.
and Customs duties?
Although rare, import duties and/or taxes may be charged
by your local customs service or Authorities on shipments from outside
your country (not just on deliveries from GreenstoneGecko).
are separate from GreenstoneGeckos charges and are beyond our control
ability to predict.We will therefore not under any
circumstances cover or reimburse for any such fees charged by your
customs, courier or postal services.
Please check with your local post office for more information.
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