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Rare & Phenomenal Namibia Pietersite Wire Wrap Pendant

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Secondary Category: Jewelry & Accessories > Fashion Jewelry
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  **UP FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION IS ONE RARE & VERY PHENOMENAL 28 x 15mm (overall) “NAMIBIA” AFRICAN GOLDEN PIETERSITE GOLD WIRE WRAP PENDANT** #AP023

Here is a rare & very phenomenal African golden Pietersite gold wire wrap pendant, where the gem rough was mined from Outjo of the Damaralend District in the Kunene Province of Namibia, Africa.

-- Pietersite has a connection to the storm element and is thus called the Tempest Stone. It is believed to hold the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Pietersite links daily consciousness to the spiritual. Supports your willpower, strengthen inner guidance, & recognize truths --


Pietersite:

"Pietersite is a chatoyant quartz and crocidolite asbestos. Its appearance is quite different and is very highly prized by collectors and a like. The fibers are wavy unlike the gold tiger eye that normally has straight fibers. The resulting patchwork is in shades of blues, yellows, greens, brown, golden browns, and reds. Sometimes there are areas with clear quartz that are also found. Regardless of the source, Pietersite will always have brecciated, fibrous bands of blue, gold and/or red tiger-eye type fibers in quartz. The fibrous structure in Pietersite has been folded, stressed, even fractured and/or broken apart via the earth's geologic processes. The fibrous materials have then been reformed and naturally re-cemented together by quartz. Stones and crystals that go through this process are referred to as brecciated, creating a finished product with multiple colors, hues and superb chatoyancy.

Pietersite is named for Sid Pieters, a well-known gem and mineral dealer from Windhoek, Namibia who imported this material to Idar in the 1970s. One of the major sources of Pietersite is Namibia, an area about 2,000 miles from the tiger-eye locality in South Africa. It was found as rounded cobbles in the soil on a farm in the neighborhood of Outjo, in the Kuraman district, but its actual source has never been located. It is also reported that this material has become nearly depleted from Africa, and rarely available from "old stock”.

The other major source of Pietersite is from the Nanyang Prefecture of the Henan Province of China. It made its appearance on the open market in the late 1990's. It was originally found in the 1950's but no one considered using it for jewelry-making. The Chinese had no idea how popular it would become in the rest of the world. This Pietersite is very similar to that found in Namibia, except that it has more red and golden-red combination and is normally more fractured from my experience with the rough. These two forms of Pietersite, are similar, but still somewhat different from each other. The Chinese Pietersite's fibrous mineral is a magnesium-rich alkalic amphibole. The African (Namibian) variety is mainly crocidolite."


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