Blue Pietersite pendant with a 46.18ct pietersite stone set in 14K white gold, an original piece by Clay Copeland. A beautiful specimen of an exceptional stone is in a sleek, modern setting of 14K white gold. Wear this pendant on a chain or a leather cord. Therefore making this large piece suitable for women or men.
Clay has elegantly set a cabochon-cut, slightly domed pietersite. Swirling golds intermixed and flashing with blue-black colors coming from inclusions of crocidolite. Consequently, you’ll see the mesmerizing movement and color shifts in this stone. Certainly, the best way of experiencing the metallic quality of this pattern is in person. As a result, you’ll be fully appreciating the stone’s natural chatoyancy, or optical reflectiveness. Or in other words, that metallic quality. So, come see this stone for yourself.
First, you may know pietersite as brecciated or fractured Tiger’s Eye, Eagle’s Eye, or Tempest stone. Quartz most often combining Jasper. The most common is the yellow variety known as Tiger-eye and the blue variety known as Hawkeye. First discovered by Sid Pieters in 1962 and named for his father. A rare stone typically mined in Namibia, Africa. Good quality stones were also coming from China. However, that mine has closed due to groundwater problems. It has a relatively high hardness of 7.
Pietersite lore holds that its tempest or storm-like character helps to guard its wearer against adverse energies, whether from physical, emotional, or spiritual threats. Shielding against negative effects of extended technology use is said to be one of its attributes. In addition, Pietersite’s “storm” is thought to have a clearing effect. Cleansing its wearer of negative energies to make way for positive growth and healing in all realms. Some struggling with addiction, for example, have found pietersite to be both strengthening and supportive. Anyone wanting to create change in their life may be supported by Pietersite, as its cleansing and strengthening properties support a change from the deep inner core.
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