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Address: 41 Weld Street, Hokitika 7810, New Zealand
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+64 3-755 8007
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08:30 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 08:30 - 18:00
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No trip to New Zealand is complete without seeing New Zealand's premier...

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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Beautiful Jade

Went into this store but found it to be very tourist orientated. Hard to know whether a lot of the Pounamu is from New Zealand. some very beautiful pieces of jewellery tho, some... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
NickyandAlex
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Berlin, Germany
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115 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 work. All pieces were clearly labelled concerning their origin and so far we did not... More 

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Thank JV_Travelling
Christchurch, New Zealand
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went into this store but found it to be very tourist orientated. Hard to know whether a lot of the Pounamu is from New Zealand. some very beautiful pieces of jewellery tho, some probably a little highly priced. I ended up getting mine from a local artist who gets his stone locally and was only a third of the price... More 

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Thank NickyandAlex
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

This place is huge and very exciting when you first arrive in Hokitika because they have a lot of jade carvings and jewellery to offer. Beware of the wording Nz jade, because it is not the same as Pounamu or greenstone! We found this place to be very commercial, overpriced and no where near as good as some of the... More 

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Thank Liane P
Penang Island, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Hokitika is a really small and peaceful town with nothing much to do, so one of the things you can do is visit the jade stores. Mountain Jade play 2 roles, a jade shop and also a jade factory, which means you can watch live jade carving process for free and look for jade in the shop after that. There... More 

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Thank lwluen
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Basically a working jade factory where you can watch a demonstration of polishing jade ( we didn't as we have seen this many times before) and buy Jade jewellery at reasonable prices - everything from ear rings ,rings,necklaces ,bracelets, to really grand collarettes .

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Thank Brandylady
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

The quality of the jewelry is very low. My girlfriend bought earrings for 50$ and the stone fell off after one week! It was cheaply glued on. I wouldn't buy there again. I'm sure there are better stores for quality jewelry.

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Thank Patrick W
sabine w, Manager at Mountain Jade, responded to this review

Dear Patrick We are very sorry to hear that the earrings you purchased from our store fell apart, our sincere apologies! We are always aiming at only selling quality product and fully understand your disappointment. We would really like to send you a replacement. Would you be able to email us l (sales@mountainjade.co.nz ) with your contact details? We look... More 

FLORIDA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

If you are looking for New Zealand jade they have it. They have loose pieces as well as jade jewelry. Make sure you ask where is the jade from as they have jade from all over. Very nice place to stop by and look.

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Thank FloridaMyrtle
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

Big shop with large varieties of stones, you may have to ask the source, some of them are from Canada. Cheat sheets are available to explain the different colors, kinds and characteristics. Reasonably priced, it may be fixed price but they are able to throw in another smaller stone as free gift with purchase. staff are friendly and eager to... More 

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sabine w, Manager at Mountain Jade, responded to this review

We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to our Mountain Jade store. We pride ourselves to be jade experts and have jade from around the world, including countries like Canada, Siberia, Australia and of course New Zealand. Our staff are knowledgeable and can advise where each piece found in store comes from. We trust your visit will... More 

Payson, Utah
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2016 via mobile

If you want NZ Jade this is the place. You will need to ask the friendly staff about the different kinds. The NZ Jade is more expensive than other Jade from other parts of the world. We bought some NZJade because liked the color.

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Thank WanderingFarmer
sabine w, Manager at Mountain Jade, responded to this review

We are happy to hear that you have enjoyed your visit to our store and were served by our friendly and knowledgeable staff. We do stock a large range of pendants and artefacts carved from New Zealand jade, as well as jade from other countries. We trust that the piece you choose will be a wonderful memory to your time... More 

Billingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2016

Enjoyed the experience of watching craftsmen make pieces from jade. The shop had many, many pieces to choose from with descriptions of the different designs. Staff were friendly and enthusiastic, and willing to answer questions.

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Thank Christine M
sabine w, Manager at Mountain Jade, responded to this review

We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to our store and carving workshop in Hokitika, and that our staff made your feel welcome. We are all passionate about the stone and endeavour to give our customers the best selection of jade we can find. More 

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