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Vaka Cnr of Beach & Rees streets Queenstown New Zealand Shop Hours Mon-Sun 9.00am – 9.00pm Phone 0064 3 442 8239 Email [email protected]

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Links

Links The Opal Centre www.opalcentre.co.nz Pounamu Pearl www.southseapearls.co.nz

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Gems

Mankind has been fascinated by coloured gemstones for thousands of years Nature expresses itself beneath the earth’s crust in every colour of the rainbow vivid blues, emerald greens,brilliant reds and golden hues.  As Jewellers we pride ourselves in sourcing and selecting a wide array of quality, cut, colour and clarity gems which are then designed […]

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Gallery

Interactive and informative, Waka sources, transforms and creates an expression of unique style, sophistication, quality and beauty to be admired and cherished for generations to come. Historically renowned with a tradition in excellence, Pounamu Pearl and The Opal Centre are now combined under one exotically scintillating roof. Rob Lynes sources the most unique gems from […]

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Team

Rob Lynes Every carver has a unique interpretation of the stone. Rob Lynes takes this elucidation, this extraordinary craft, even further. A skill inspired by his father’s passion for rocks and gems and passed down to his own sons, Rob is a true master of the calling. Each of his sculptures starts as an idea, […]

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Contact

Waka Cnr of Beach & Rees streets Queenstown New Zealand Shop Hours Mon-Sun 9.00am – 9.00pm Phone 0064 3 442 8239 Email [email protected]

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NZ Jade (Pounamu)

POUNAMU is a Maori term for nephrite (New Zealand Jade), and also to a lesser degree bowenite and can be roughly divided into four main types with several diversifications …Kawakawa, Inanga, Kahurangi and Tangiwai. Kawakawa, the most popular jade sourced for carving, named after the leaves of the tree of the same name, is a […]

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Pearls

The pearls of the pacific… Tahitian Black, South Sea White, Philippine Gold and New Zealand Blue, rare and mysterious, synonymous with magic and perfection – all on delectable display at Waka Gallery. Valued in terms of shape, colour, size, purity and lustre Waka Pearls are graded by master pearlier Jean Daniel and all carry his […]

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Opals

The internal structure of an opal gives it the rare and startling colour variations unique to every gem. A craft handed down father to son, Vaka opal has three generations experience cutting opal, arguably the world’s most beautiful gem. An Australian native, the distinct quality of the opals found at Waka are matchless. Waka opal […]

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