Pounamu Carving by Gregor Boyd

A collection of pendants I have carved from pounamu (New Zealand jade aka greenstone).
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Hei toki carved in totoweka pounamu by Gregor Boyd, Auckland, New Zealand.

Hei toki carved in totoweka pounamu by Gregor Boyd, Auckland, New Zealand.

Reiputa carved in kawakawa pounamu by Gregor Boyd, Auckland, New Zealand.

Reiputa carved in kawakawa pounamu by Gregor Boyd, Auckland, New Zealand.

Reiputa carved in kawakawa pounamu by Gregor Boyd, Auckland, New Zealand.

Reiputa carved in kawakawa pounamu by Gregor Boyd, Auckland, New Zealand.

Hei toki carved in serpentine by Gregor Boyd, Auckland, New Zealand.

Hei toki carved in serpentine by Gregor Boyd, Auckland, New Zealand.

Blade pendant carved in serpentine by Gregor Boyd, Auckland, New Zealand.

Blade pendant carved in serpentine by Gregor Boyd, Auckland, New Zealand.

Reiputa carved in tangiwai pounamu by Gregor Boyd, Auckland, New Zealand.

Reiputa carved in tangiwai pounamu by Gregor Boyd, Auckland, New Zealand.

Reiputa carved in tangiwai pounamu by Gregor Boyd, Auckland, New Zealand.

Reiputa carved in tangiwai pounamu by Gregor Boyd, Auckland, New Zealand.

Hei toki carved in serpentine by Gregor Boyd, Auckland, New Zealand.

Hei toki carved in serpentine by Gregor Boyd, Auckland, New Zealand.

This kereru (native New Zealand wood pigeon) was once trapped inside a souvenir letter opener. Carved in translucent kawakawa pounamu by Gregor Boyd, Auckland, New Zealand.

This kereru (native New Zealand wood pigeon) was once trapped inside a souvenir letter opener. Carved in translucent kawakawa pounamu by Gregor Boyd, Auckland, New Zealand.


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Most SERPENTINE are opaque to translucent, with a hardness rating ranging from 2.5 to 5.5. Antigorite tends to be the harder variety. Serpentine is fairly light, with a density of 2.44 to 2.62, slightly lower than quartz. Luster ranges from greasy to waxy to silky.

Most SERPENTINE are opaque to translucent, with a hardness rating ranging from 2.5 to 5.5. Antigorite tends to be the harder variety. Serpentine is fairly light, with a density of 2.44 to 2.62, slightly lower than quartz. Luster ranges from greasy to waxy to silky.

19 Incredibly Rare Opal Gemstones (my favorite of the black opals, Lightning Ridge. Australia)

19 Incredibly Rare Opal Gemstones

19 Incredibly Rare Opal Gemstones (my favorite of the black opals, Lightning Ridge. Australia)

Gorgeous ring set with a chunky dark greenstone. Thick band. Stamped 9ct as in pics. Vintage piece. 17 mm inside diameter. 14 mm stone. Listing some solid gold jewellery today 9ct and 14 ct.

Gorgeous ring set with a chunky dark greenstone. Thick band. Stamped 9ct as in pics. Vintage piece. 17 mm inside diameter. 14 mm stone. Listing some solid gold jewellery today 9ct and 14 ct.

Crystals & Stones:  #Russian #Serpentine.

Crystals & Stones: #Russian #Serpentine.

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