• Flower Jade Koru
  • Master of the Sea
  • Wild Wild Sea
  • Dark Koru
  • Whale Koru
  • Ocean King
Gordon Wells started Jade Carving at Hokitika New Zealand in January 1979. Gordon is a Carver of Nephrite Jade or Greenstone as the New Zealander's call it. A Sculptor of Fine Wearable Designer Jade Arts & Jade Display Sculptures, Gordon has been carving New Zealand Nephrite Jade for over 41 years & teaching Jade Carving Workshops since 1996. In 2008 Gordon moved to Yoshikawa-shi in Saitama, Japan and set up a carving studio. Apart from carving wearable jade art & sculptures, Gordon runs popular jade carving lessons from his workshop in Yoshikawa.
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The wavy style of carving Gordon has developed over the last 30 years or so. The style can make for some very interesting effects to a popular design like the koru. The 360 degree slideshow of the 40mm Koru Fern Curl is showing all the curves in this beautiful wavy style design. The wavy curves of this wearable koru carving make for a very beautiful touch stone and bestows a wonderful meaning of new beginnings. The Koru with its curls like a new fern frond represents the beginning of new life and purity to the planet. It also represents tranquility, peace and spirituality along with a strong sense of regrowth or new beginnings.
The Twist with its crossover style represents the many paths of life and love of two people joining together for eternity. Even if they go their own seperate journeys, they will come together again, their lives blending to become one. The strength of the bond of friendship, loyalty and love will last forever. I often combine twists with the koru design creating stylised forms of the traditional kiwi twist these mean a new begining which will last an eternity. The twists with dolphin or whales tail symbolises a very strong bond of love between two people for an eternity