Haere Mai: Welcome to Our Whānau Workshop

Each Pounamu, a Symbol of Connection and Meaning

Handcarved by our whānau, to be gifted to yours.

From our small workshop in Arrowtown, New Zealand, we craft greenstone with respect and tradition. Steeped in memories, grounded in dedicated mahi [work] and using skills passed down through generations, we carve pieces to be cherished for generations.

Tona Aka Mauri Korero

Everything possesses its own life force - Maori Proverb

Flowing through each pounamu is a story, of our culture, our whānau, our people.

Symbol of Strength

Toki (Adze)

Toki (Adze) is a symbol of strength, determination, and courage in times of adversity. The shape represents a tool often used by Maori for carving, shaping, and weaponry and was originally used for practical purposes.

A Meaningful Gift of Connection

Engrave Your Story Onto Stone

Personalise a pounamu with a message that resonates deeply. Meticulously crafted, each piece symbolises the strong bonds of aroha, friendship, or gratitude, transforming a unique story into a cherished taonga.

Carving In Arrowtown For Over 30 Years

We are a whānau based workshop nestled below the beautiful peaks that surround the sparkling Arrow River. Careful and experienced hands ensure that the grain, colour and clarity of each item are considered and acknowledged before carving.

What our 3,500+ customers say

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  • Review 1: Missus loves it especially when it had her name on it.

    Damien M.

    Product: Engraved Greenstone Bracelet
  • Review 2: This beautiful pēpi toki did not disappoint, it’s the darlingest little pounmau I have ever seen thankyou.

    Barb L.

    Product: Pēpi Toki, Black Binding
  • Review 3: I love these earrings. I had previously purchased a pair as a gift, then decided I needed some too.

    Jennifer M.

    Product: Small Drop Earrings
  • Review 4: You have done a beautiful job rebinding my toki - thank you!

    Shelly C.

    Product: Toki Rebinding
  • Review 5: This is the 6th pounamu I have purchased for loved ones from Arrowtown Stonework. The beauty and binding of this taonga didn't disappoint. Always incredible quality, beautiful colouring and connection in their pounamu.

    Belinda M.

    Product: Small Medium Toki, Black Binding

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