Maximizing the Pounamu used by our family and minimizing waste is a big inspiration behind the pieces that we craft at Saint Cecilia. The Pounamu used in our work is sourced from the offcuts of the Oro Negro Studio. This Pounamu is Ngai Tahu certified and comes from the Arahura River on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand.

Here’s a behind the scenes view of how we do this:

The stones cut during this process will go on to become Amaia Halo Earrings, Horowai Circle Earrings or Anahera Earrings.