Deane Moreton's family has been involved in the New Zealand greenstone industry since the early 1970's and Te Wahi Pounamu brings to fruitions his vision of creating authentic pounamu pieces and providing the end holder with it's history.
From their origins as alluvial stone from the West Coast of the South Island to the beautiful carving or piece of jewellery, Deane is committed to taking you on the journey your unique piece of pounamu has travelled on it's way to you.
Introduced by the New Zealand government in 1997, the Vesting Act placed protection over our national stone. This placed Pounamu, serpentine and all related minerals in what is known as the amphibole group under the guardianship of Ngai Tahu Iwi.
Working closely with Iwi, we purchase stone from them at a commercial level.