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A mythical octopus stares at you from 8 FEET DEEP...

8 FEET DEEP was hand carved by renowned artist and carver, Kerry Thompson. This is a remarkable work of art - beautifully designed and faultlessly carved and cast. A piece to wear, or admire - a collectors item.

This is an exceptional, unique work of jade art - an heirloom piece and certainly, in our view, should be regarded as a taonga and treasured.

8 FEET DEEP is a large stylised octopus carved from a gorgeous, single piece of New Zealand Jade. The stone Kerry used is semi-translucent, and has myriad small dark inclusions which are clearly visible suspended in the clear green stone. This can best be seen in the video which shows the piece slowly revolving.

This is a very tactile piece. It is beautiful to hold, the finish is silky smooth and the jade is polished to a satin matte finish. The Sterling silver surround and octopus design on the back is polished to a high shine.

Kerry has perfectly executed this one off work of art. The finish accentuates the depth of the jade, and it allows the variation in colours to emerge. The stone and silver gives the piece a 'hefty' feel - a remarkable piece of carved art, designed and crafted by an outstanding New Zealand jade artist.

The eye is a bright piece of Opal ...it looks into your soul.

The shape is streamlined, gloriously curved and quite unique. We suggest you take a look at the video to appreciate the artistry of this exquisite piece.


Hand made in New Zealand.

Artist: Kerry Thompson

Material: New Zealand Pounamu with Opal and Sterling Silver

Sterling Silver Chain Length: 55cm

Size: 190mm (7.4") long; 52mm (2") wide at top

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