Raukaraka Pounamu greenstone necklace


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Raukaraka Pounamu stone is a symbol of strength, determination, and courage in times of adversity. 

Shape:  Toki an important tool that was wreathed in ritual. Toki were made in different sizes and shapes to suit the task. These Toki have been carved depending on the characteristics of the stone. No Toki is the same as another and they all carry individual Mana and character.

Raukaraka  is a stone that has a prevalence of various shades of yellow (all shades from dark to very bright) through to olive green. These colours can make this a very attractive variety. Raukaraka is rare and comes mainly from north of the Arahura River but also occurs in the Kawhaka and Goldsborough areas.

Opaque and rather hard with almost no structure, Raukaraka is an interesting stone and barrel seen in shops today. It is another stone not perceived by the buying public to be Greenstone because of its yellowish coloration. It sometimes has inclusions of dark to olive green merging with orange to a muddy red and when worked into carvings this looks most attractive.

Measurement:  Length 65 mm or 6.5 cm.

Cord:  Plaited black wax cord that is extendable.

Packaging:  Green string bag.


This Pounamu has been blessed by the carver Hoani Pohatu.

SKU: Raukaraka65mm

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