Greenstone Twist (Pikorua) Meaning | Mountain Jade New Zealand

A contemporary design, the word 'twist' translates to ‘pikorua’ in Maori.


The Meaning

The new age understanding of the pounamu twist design is that it symbolises the bond between two people, whether founded in friendship, love or blood. It connects the spirits of friends, family and lovers, bringing them closer together across space and time. It’s said to represent their life path. Like the continuous shape of the greenstone twist, life for both individuals will continue despite many unexpected twists and turns, inevitably bringing them together again as it travels full circle.

The Origin

Its design comes from the piko piko fern whose fronds curl around one another in our native bush scapes. It also resembles the path of life and eternity. They are a perfect gift among lovers, family, friends and even in situations where a loved one has passed.

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Types of Jade

The world's jade sources are found in spectacular scenic environments and are formed by the same forces that create mountains. We've explored them for over twenty years searching for jade pieces that excite us.

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Meanings and Designs

Our designs are a homage to the art, design, and culture of New Zealand. Their meanings stem from historical accounts of Maori life and the rich mythological and spiritual beliefs they held.

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