Carved and Found by Stefan Sheffield
Dimensions: 5 x 4 cm
Pīpīwharauroa. This is a rare and unique type of stone usually found in the inanga, tangiwai and dark kawakawa varieties. Named after the shining cuckoo, the green and white shimmering plumage are similar to the thin bands of light that cause a chatoyant effect like a cat’s eye as the stone is moved about.