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Mountain Jade

41 Weld St, Hokitika 7810, New Zealand
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Ranked #18 of 20 Attractions in Hokitika
Type: Specialty Shops
Activities: Dining, Hiking
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214 reviews 214 reviews
25 attraction reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

A great variety of jade and other pieces. Stop by and shop. Interesting and worth the visit and a nice way to pass the time.

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Ottery St. Mary, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

The free guided tour was most interesting. It included some background information about the various sources and types of jade and you are able to see people working the jade from the raw material to the finished article. The shop has a wide range of goods. There is a café attached.

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Chalfont St. Giles, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Nice to browse round. Possibly a good place to go if you are after jade as a gift. I wouldn't make a huge detour just to visit. Interesting to wonder through the area where they are shaping the stones.....

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Airdrie, Canada
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68 reviews 68 reviews
50 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Mountain Jade was on our list of must go places when we toured New Zealand and was not disappointed. The store has lots of choices in many price ranges. Take the time, go on the tour offered, watch the carvers and become educated before shopping. From our tour, we learned that New Zealand Jade is not mined, but the pieces... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

The lady in the room where the carving happens was friendly and clearly enjoys sharing her knowledge. There was no hard sell and lots of educational info.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

Bought a pendant in their store, found the same design on their OWN website 100NZD cheaper, and that's even before the 15% GST. I do like my purchase, and I understand each piece is different. But unless it's a different grade of gem stone altogether, I don't see why it's worth so much more in store! Not a good feeling.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

We stopped at Hokitika hoping to see a ruby style gemstone that is supposed to come from there. Alas, the shop was closed. Consequently we visited this shop to look at its offerings. There were some very nice pieces available for sale, but we found that a lot of them were overpriced when compared to outlets elsewhere. However, the Japanese... More

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Jacob S, Manager at Mountain Jade, responded to this review

Hi AntarcticBound, Thanks for your post. We try to offer items at every price-point because we understand that each customers budget, expectations and needs are different. The key is variety. Around 80% of our carvings sit under $150NZD, with gold & silver jewellery, large sculpture, and artist carving being priced between $150NZD - $30,000NZD. As a rule of thumb, these... More

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Our group was heading towards Fox Glacier when we made a pit stop in Hokitika. We ventured into the store hoping to find souvenirs we could afford and like. The selection is fairly diverse, from very detailed (expensive) and quality pieces, to smaller and/or less intricate designs made with different types of jade from different regions of the world. As... More

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Jacob S, Manager at Mountain Jade, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the kind words Jamie R. We do try very hard to have the full spectrum of jade carving, like you said, from simple, more affordable carvings, to highly intricate, expensive carvings for the jade collector. I'm glad your group found what you were looking for. Our carvers are some of the most experienced in the country... More

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Lots to choose from with bone, jade and paua shell for sale. The jade prices were great value compared to competitors. The staff were knowledgable and friendly. The store was open on a Sunday which was great.

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Jacob S, Manager at Mountain Jade, responded to this review

Sorry for the late reply N T H, I've only just realized we are on Trip Advisor! Your feedback is very helpful, and reassures us that we are pricing items competitively, and providing enough variety in our range of products to satisfy all of our customers. I'll forward your review onto our shop assistants so that they know they're doing... More

Singapore, Singapore
16 reviews 16 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

too many jade ornaments to choose from. we wished, my wife especially we could buy them all.

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