Pietersite

   No one knows exactly where Pietersite comes from–they can't find the exact source where it was formed. Today relatively small quantities are found resting in pockets in the bottom of dry riverbeds in Namibia, in west Africa. I purchased these pieces directly from the miner, and spent hours sorting through thousands of stones to come up with the most spectacular colors and patterns to offer you. The largest pieces are particularly rare.
    Although they're beautiful, these are also very hard and very tough stones. They'll last up in most any jewelry application. These were photographed under halogen light from different angles to show up their chatoyance clearly. The colors are darker in indirect light but are still rich. You'll see: Steely blues, greys, golds, ochres, reds and blacks. Unless otherwise noted, both sides are polished in these stones.

 

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