N E W Z E A L A N D G E M S T O N E S

Each and every single stone used in my jewellery is cut and carved by me, Courtney. I only use New Zealand gemstones and some are even collected with my own two hands which is even more precious.

Pounamu facets by Courtney Marama

P O U N A M U

Pounamu refers to several types of hard, durable and highly valued nephrite jade, bowenite or serpentinite found in Te Wai Pounamu ( The south island of New Zealand ).  Pounamu is the Māori name.  Although most New Zealanders refer to it as Greenstone.  Marama's Pounamu comes in many different shades of green, no two pieces are ever the same.


gold

S O L I D G O L D

Any solid gold that is used in Marama Jewellery is New Zealand gold. It comes from different mines around the country.

Alluvial gold from the South Island of New Zealand is another significant source of gold. The alluvial operation complies with Department of Conservation protocols.

Recycled gold is used where possible and are happy to recycle your old gold into something new.


silver

S T E R L I N G S I L V E R

I do my best to use as much recycled silver as possible. Each year I send away a bunch of scraps and collected old and broken jewellery to then be refined down into the silver that is used in the jewellery. Otherwise the Silver comes from a renowned company with a fantastic environmental overview by using recycled waste from the Jewellery Industry within Australasia. 


I pride myself and my work, Marama Jewellery, on my ethos to sustain an ethical and sustainable workplace, product and environment.  I hope you appreciate what goes into my jewellery as much as I do.

Courtney Marama