Namibian Pietersite Pendant
20.5ct. 1.5” x 1”
Pietersite is a rare dark-gray or reddish breccia aggregate (rock made up of fragments embedded in a matrix), comprised mostly of hawk’s eye and tiger’s eye. Pietersite from Namibia was first described in 1962 by Sid Pieters, who named it in his father’s honor. The term “pietersite” is now used as a general term to describe brecciated tiger’s eye.
Pietersite is characterized by its distinctive swirls or streaks of gold or orange, due to the crocidolite inclusions within a microcrystalline silica host. Crocidolite is the same material responsible for tiger’s eye chatoyancy. When polished, the inclusions in pietersite exhibit chaotic chatoyancy whereas in tiger’s eye, the inclusions are arranged in parallel lines and give the appearance of a continuous line
According to metaphysical beliefs, pietersite promotes a concerted activation of the sacral and solar plexus chakras, as well as the third eye, creating a powerful increase in the energy of will and in one’s intuitive capabilities.
16” Sterling Silver chain included