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Tokerau Jim

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Unique Pearl Carving

I bought my wife a black pearl with porpoises carved around the middle. Unique, very good looking... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2018
Grover Beach, California
Great stop on our Raro trip

We discovered Tokerau Jim online before we left the USA for Raro. My girlfriend was really looking... read more

Reviewed 20 September 2018
Mike S
Denver, Colorado
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  • Average8%
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Opposite Crown Beach Resort Ara Tapu Cook Islands, Cook Islands, Ara Tapu, Cook Islands, 0293, Cook Islands
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Reviewed 25 September 2018

I bought my wife a black pearl with porpoises carved around the middle. Unique, very good looking and not expensive. There are shell necklace pieces carved with local designs for sun, family etc. for $25 NZ. Take 1/3 off the price for the American dollar...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 20 September 2018

We discovered Tokerau Jim online before we left the USA for Raro. My girlfriend was really looking forward to stopping in and seeing all of this work in person, and it didn't disappoint. We bought a carved pearl along with a few other carved shell...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Mike S
Reviewed 9 July 2018

The most incredible carver and jewelery designer that I am proud and happy to know!!!!! Tokerau has inspiration from his wonderful family and from God. His works are truely unique and very beautiful. Definitely a “Must take home” from Rarotonga. A “stop and shop” at...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank hnywtrspts
Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

Although we didn’t end up purchasing anything as it was slightly above our budget, there were some beautiful pieces in there and the staff member there was friendly and had a chat to us most of the time while we were looking around. Worth a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank keeweetravlr
Reviewed 22 May 2018 via mobile

We went in looking for something for my mother's 80th birthday. So happy we did. Jim's wife, Nikolina, runs the store which is now located across from the Crown Beach Resort. She explained the meanings of the intricate carvings, giving us paperwork to help us...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Lisa_and_Lewis
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

We bought a nice necklace and compared to other Shops in the Center the price and the pearl itself of course convinced us. We found the people working there very professional (we talked much to Nikki ). They take their time for you and I...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 307ellik
Reviewed 4 April 2018

the items in here are very lovely, however we found them to be very pricey for our budget. Again it was all very beautiful.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank liberity1
Reviewed 27 November 2017

We had seen Jim's work at the market on a saturday, then drove to his shop another day to see his wonderful art work. My husband purchased two carved necklaces for himself and one for me. We have had lots of comments when we wear...More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank domacam
Reviewed 30 August 2017

You can watch The engraver at work while browsing through the jewellery. A sign indicates the meanings of the engaged symbols. A great place to buy momentous of your trip or pick up presents for loved ones.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank EFH1948
Reviewed 29 August 2017

I had read about this guy before I arrived on the Island. Luckily he had a shop at the Saturday market so I was able to see him at work and what a craftsman he is. His jewellery is exquisite and very reasonably priced. I...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Response from fivescotts | Reviewed this property |
My husband brought me a necklace at Tokerau Jims a few years ago, unfortunately I dropped it a month ago and broke it. My daughter simply contated them on line, sent a photo of my necklace and asked them to make another one... More