Pietersite - Rough

Price per: gram
Sale price$1.55 CAD


Origin: Namibia

Description: Pietersite, also called "eagle's eye," was discovered in 1962 in Namibia, Africa. Pietersite is a trade name for a dark blue-grey breccia aggregate made up mainly of hawk's eye and tiger's eye. Pietersite is almost always cut into cabochons. This is because, to maximize its chatoyancy, a tall, round cut is required. It is crucial that the cut must be precisely parallel to the length of the pietersite's fibers.

Pietersite's swirling colors resemble a storm, and is known as tempest stone. Pietersite is said to center on the spiritual being with the ability to ground an individual to the etheric body--the first or lowest layer in the "human energy field" or aura. Pietersite is believed to be a stone of vision and can be used for a vision quest. 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.

Chemical Composition: SiO2 Na2Fe4 (OH/Si4O11)2

Grade: Lapidary Grade
Appearance: Opaque
Inclusions: Some fractures, but overall very stable for pietersite.

Cost per Gram: $1.55
Approximate Size of 1 pc: 12cm x 9cm x 7cm
Approximate Weight of 1 pc: 515g

Rough is rough. We do our best to grade and describe pieces in the lot, but ultimately, they all differ.

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