A few years back, I was searching for a pounamu band ring online. It was not an easy search, but I happened to stumble onto Aaron’s site, and I was really impressed by his work. I came across a translucent apple green pounamu, curved-top signet ring in his portfolio, and I was fortunate to have a similar piece carved for me. Aaron was so Awesome to work with from start to finish; so easy to communicate with. The end result was an amazing Cassiar jade, paua-inlaid, curved-top signet ring!
Also, just recently, I was given the privilege to procure one of Aaron’s latest –the inanga flower jade ruru. Aaron placed the detail all in the eyes while allowing the rest of the stone to speak for itself. The color, patterning, quality and feel of the carving just cannot be captured in photos! It’s Outstanding! Much Mahalos again Aaron! I will cherish these taonga for a lifetime!
“Aaron is a very talented artist. His jade pieces are unique and crafted with amazing detail, especially his Ruru, Barn Owl, and Falcon pendants. Aaron is also great to deal with. He responds promptly to questions and concerns. I have multiple jade and carnelian pieces carved by him, and they are all special. Mahalo and Aloha from Hawaii.”
Alfred J. Mina
“I looked for an eagle ray pendant for months online before finding Aaron. He was great at every stage of the process, listening to my ideas and improving upon them. Best of all, he suggested a Guatemalan jadeite that was perfect, and involved me in finding the right stone. I’ve worn the pendant constantly for months now, and it will be a treasured friend for life. I can’t recommend Aaron highly enough, and I will definitely commission something from him again.”
“Aaron was extremely easy to work with, it was amazing to get updates on the carvings process as he was working. The end result was stunning. Beautiful work.”
“I recently commissioned some work with Aaron. Had a great experience. Texted him an idea and he did a sketch that showed we were seeing the same thing. He was great keeping me up on progress as he worked on it. I am so pleased with the finished carving. It is more beautiful than I ever imagined. Looking forward to future projects with him”
“I sent Aaron a piece of my best blue jadeite to be carved into a wolf pendant for me. I could not be happier with the result! I love the way he layered the mountain, wolf and moon like a relief carving. Not a super gloss finish which suits the mountainous piece perfectly. The cord is well braided and adjustable, just how I like them, and his braids are tighter than mine! As a jade dealer you know I only wear the best pieces, and this is one of the best in my collection! His owls look amazing too. I think I want one of those next!”
Jesse Stout // Mayan Mountain
“The commissioned pendant Aaron created for us is a stunning work of art. He worked through the drawn out design process (my fault) with professionalism and creativity. The end result is a magic, one off piece that will be treasured by my family. Thank you so much”
El & Si
I contacted Aaron to commission a piece for my partners 21st birthday gift. After a bit of communicating we sorted out a design and the necklace came to me in the time frame. It’s absolutely stunning! Beautiful piece that incorporates my partners Māori and Samoan heritage. Thanks so much Aaron!
Super easy to work with and helped pick stone and meaning of carving. Fast shipping and pendants are perfect!
Aaron responded quickly and lucidly when I inquired about purchasing a jade cuff. After a bit of easy correspondence, he swiftly made, for my wrist exactly, a striking piece of art that any jade collector would be pleased to wear. Buying jade through the internet can be dicey, but this was a pleasure — a complete success.
Ring just arrived and is absolutely beautiful, thanks so much Aaron! He is totally stoked and the finish on the ring is exactly as he imagined, bit envious actually! Might have to drop a few hints about a little something for me now!! Anyway thanks for making the process so easy Aaron, you are hugely talented! By far the best work of its kind we have seen,
Hi Aaron, we have received the two fish this evening, they are awesome! Our boys love theirs, our 4 year old puts it on right away. Thanks very much for having them done so quick and wonderful.
I can recommend Aaron for commission work, he is so nice to deal with, quality work from a quality artist. We will treasure these for the rest of our days. NJ & JJ
I was able to pick the rings up today and they are perfect, thank you so much! They are simply beautiful and we are really really happy with them. Thanks for all your hard work in getting the stone, the design and the fit just right for us.
it was the ring. It is really beautiful, turned out perfect. The size is very good.