You also have the opportunity to discuss your purchase with the carver who created it or talk to them about creating your own personal piece of jade jewellery.
Our craftsmen are involved in the whole process of creating these beautiful pieces, from locating and extracting the Jade to carving and selling it. This understanding allows them to create individual pieces which will be treasured for generations.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.1
The Maori name for the river is Haihainui which means ‘Big Scratches’.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.2
The trees in Arrowtown’s beautiful avenues are Sycamore, Ash, Oak, Elm, and Rowan. The first avenue was planted in 1867.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.3
There are two theories as to why the town is named Arrowtown. One is that the river behind the town flows swiftly like an arrow.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.4
The discoverer of gold in the Arrow river was a shepherd named Jack Tewa or Maori Jack. He also won the Royal Humane medal for saving a man from drowning in Lake Wakatipu.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.5
The Chinese Settlement was established in 1867-8 and was in existence until the mid 1930’s. The site underwent an archaeological excavation in 1984.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.6
Arrowtown had four churches representing the early immigrant populations. Catholic, Presbyterian, Anglican and Methodist. All still operate today except for the Methodist Church.