Bonz 'n' Stonz

Bonz 'n' Stonz

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7 Rankers Reviews

4 Face-to-Face

1 Cultural Experiences

6 Hokitika

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Mo Nim

Ranking: 10/10

The perfect place to have the real pounamu experience I was looking for. Steve and the crew were amazing and took time and interest to teach me to carve and inform me more about the origin of the stone. I would definitely recommend 100% If you are in Hokitika looking for Jade. This is the place to go.

Reviewed 21 days ago

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Rachael and Nik

United States

Ranking: 7/10

Really awesome experience. Not much history about it.

Reviewed over 2 years ago and experienced in January 2016

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A C

New Zealand

Ranking: 10/10

Steve and his crew offer make your own carvings of your choice in either bone, shell, or jade. Steve takes you through the process step by step, assisting as needed and answering all your questions. Starting with choosing a design and materials all the way though, Steve patiently offers advice.
I chose to carve in jade, and Steve made sure I picked out the right piece of stone for the project. When things didn't go as planned and my piece broke during the polish phase (which I'm told happens even to the master carvers), Steve made sure to make things right. He told me he always wants his customers to go home satisfied, and indeed he lived up to his promise.
I would highly recommend trying out Bonz 'n Stonz if you are even mildly creative. The process is enjoyable, and you'll end up with a piece all your own for yourself or to give as a gift. It may not be as refined as a piece you would seen in an art gallery done by a master carver, but it will be beautiful and have a story behind it - even better.

Reviewed almost 6 years ago

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Delore

France

Ranking: 8/10

Make your own jewel in bone or jade. Five hours of manual work with a great team! $85 for a bone carving.

Reviewed over 6 years ago and experienced in March 2012

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Silvia Huerlimann

Switzerland

Ranking: 7/10

In the beginning it was a bit hard, not enough help, but then it was better in total a good experience.

Reviewed about 9 years ago and experienced in April 2009

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Tom Anderson

United Kingdom

Ranking: 1/10

Steve was very unhelpful ... left alot of people alone in his studio carving and using tool without supervision ..... a osh hassard I think ...when he was there he spend alot of time talking nasty things about another operator .....who I think isnt operating any more ...... anyway to make matters worse our master pieces were disaster pieces nd Steven took much delight in laughing at us .... avoid at all costs .... not worth the money and time spent ..... go to the Hoki Gorge instead and get a nicely carved jade in one of the many shops....

Reviewed almost 10 years ago

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Bauer

Germany

Ranking: 10/10

Everyone should do it!

Reviewed almost 11 years ago