Kahurangi – New Zealand

“Kahurangi is the most highly translucent, flawless variety as well as the rarest. The word Kahurangi derives from the cleanness of the sky – it was likened to the range of colour observed in the sky, which varied in intensity according to the day and season, and not the specific colour. Hence we have a light apple green free of any dark spots. Small feather-like markings can give a cloud effect, but without reducing the high translucency” Mana Pounamu, pg 18, Russel Beck.