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Address: 16 Hamilton Street, Hokitika 7810, New Zealand
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+64 3-755 6504

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My friend and I made jade and bone pendants

Come with a design/idea and they can help you develop it into reality! Steve was SUPER HELPFUL and patient. Thank you!! I designed a man doing yoga under a tree and, after... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Hollywood, Florida
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Hollywood, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Come with a design/idea and they can help you develop it into reality! Steve was SUPER HELPFUL and patient. Thank you!! I designed a man doing yoga under a tree and, after spending almost 6 hours on it, it broke during the polishing phase. He offered to allow us to stay late and make a second one! I was very... More 

Thank travelalliwant
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Wow what an experience! I am maori from the far north and have been blessed to have stumbled across this place. I dont think you will find a place like this anywhere in NZ. The knowledge and appreciation Steve and his team (i would say family) have for pounamu (jade) is amazing. In one day we have learnt more about... More 

Thank Noelle T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We visited here after a recommendation. It was raining the day we went and a great place to while away the day creating our own unique piece of Jewellery to take home. Steve was patient and an excellent tutor, meaning we both left with pieces of Pounamu to be proud off. Far better than going to any of the other... More 

Thank togetherwego2016
Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

We read about Steve's amazing little shop and workshop here on TripAdvisor, so the night before the kids (16yo, 12yo and 9yo) went down to the beach (in the standard West Coast rain!) and picked up Greenstone (Jade) for their experience the next day. Steve is an absolute gentleman, and a kind and patient mentor with the children. He is... More 

1 Thank TD200956
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Our day with Steve carving pounami far exceeded any expectations we arrived with. Us was myself and two children aged 11 and 12. Steve was warm, welcoming and wise, bringing a richness to the experience well beyond the carving itself. Steve is a very experienced(30+ years) tutor, and brings with it all the patience, humility and respect for those he... More 

1 Thank Hayley T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

It was raining in Hokitika (and pretty much everywhere else on the west coast) and we saw something about carving your own jade on the little tourist tv program at the hotel. We asked our front desk receptionist and she pointed us to Bonz 'N Stonz. It's a stonz (ha) throw away from the clock and just a little unassuming... More 

1 Thank Pangea422
Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Steve has this way with people, it''s almost impossible to describe. He is the kind of teacher that gets the best out of each person that step into his workshop. By giving us full control over every steps of the way and simply guiding our hands in the right direction, we ended with the most unique jade necklace that truly... More 

1 Thank Robin_Laura
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

We had the best time designing, carving and finishing our items at Bonz n Stonz. This was the perfect way to spend a cold wet day and we got to experience how much effort goes into each piece. We ended up with two Bone and one Jade designs that turned out so much better than we had hoped! Steve was... More 

2 Thank Brodie B
Gurmels, Switzerland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

When you travel through NZ, you find jade and bone carvings everywhere. Now you can buy something or you make it yourself. We spent today an entire day with Steve and had such a great time. We? That is us parents and our two daughters (9,10 years old). Steve listened to our ideas, helped us to turn them into amazing... More 

1 Thank AnjaHF
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2016 via mobile

We arrived in Westport late afternoon for an overnight stay..with 2 kids aged 8 and 10 in tow, we went for an explore. The kids were given NZ$20 each to spend on a souvenir...we found our way into Stonz and Bonz...the kids wanted greenstone..no Greenstone under $20...Steve (owner/carver and all round good guy)...got into the spirit of the souvenir hunt..."hey,... More 

2 Thank FlyingKiwiFraser

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