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Address: 41 Weld St, Hokitika 7810, New Zealand
Phone Number: 03-755-8007
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Good selection

There are lots of pieces to choose from and information about the different types of jade. You also get the opportunity to watch craftsmen at work.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 19, 2015
ZinamonKveen
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Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey
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3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

I had the chance to talk to one member of the staff, who kindly told me that most of the jade is imported from Canada, worked in China and sold in NZ. (Apparently she was not supposed to say that to the tourists) The shop have also an agreement with Bus tours, which get a percentage of the sales. Walk... More 

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Thank martabortoli
Colombo, Sri Lanka
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165 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

There are lots of pieces to choose from and information about the different types of jade. You also get the opportunity to watch craftsmen at work.

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Thank ZinamonKveen
New South Wales, Australia
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113 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

New Zealand green stone is found in souvenir stores everywhere. Coming across Mountain Jade gave us an insight into how all those green stone momentos are carved. There is the opportunity to learn about the history,information and manufacture of the Jade ornaments and jewellery. Worth a visit.

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Thank 762avae
Navi Mumbai, India
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154 reviews
103 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

lovely shop. lots of stuff. a little expensive but the service makes up for it. was personally served till i managed to et exactly what i wanted. good quality jade.

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Thank erica_mb_64
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

I thoroughly enjoyed stopping in here. The ladies at the counter were very nice and up for a chat. There was an open workshop where you could view artists carving stones. Only thing to note is that it's not all NZ jade they sell, so check (it's usually labeled if it's NZ stone), but the ladies at the counter happily... More 

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Thank Kylie G
Auckland, New Zealand
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We visited this wonderful shop that both sells carved greenstone (jade) and offers a free tour of the shop and workrooms. This includes a description of the various types of greenstone, with examples and a tour of the workrooms where some of the carving is done. You will be amazed at how a domestic sewing machine is used to polish... More 

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Thank Marlene K
Montreal, Canada
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47 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

The one thing, the one most important thing to Shah, is customer service. Well, the store looked very inviting and certainly upscale. The town of Hokitika is renowned for its local jade, which can be collected only by the Maori and when handcrafted by them, makes for a very nice gift. So, Shah stopped in this store to pick up... More 

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4 Thank Shah_Rukh_2007
Park City, Utah
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

So there is the main store that is big but not very welcoming but if you go down a few street and turn left you will see a smaller store which is also Mountain Jade. That is the one to go into. The Jade pieces are presented in groups so you have the Spiral section, Fish Hook etc. The lady... More 

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2 Thank Castielle
Queenstown, New Zealand
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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

This is the largest shop in town featuring jade,(Pounamu) a lot of interesting designs well finished and presented It is a shop that is set up for coach tours and has a factory section where you can observe the jade being hand crafted.We were not welcomed or approached by any staff or told anything about items for sale so we... More 

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2 Thank dcleghorn
Auckland, New Zealand
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139 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We were en route to Greymouth from Fox Glacier. After visiting the Information Centre, we spotted Mountain Jade nearby and so we stepped in for a browse. It is rather spacious and with a variety of greenstone ornamental exhibits. There is a workshop allowing customers to see how the beautiful ornaments are made from stones. However, nobody was at work... More 

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