Natural pietersite is a striking variety of jasper from Namibia and, more recently, China. Pietersite stone meaning and properties benefits.
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Pietersite is a striking variety of jasper that comes primarily from Namibia and, also more recently, China. It commonly exhibits various shades of color, ranging from blue to gray and also red to yellow and brown. It displays chatoyancy similar to tiger’s eye quartz.
The trade name of a fractured or brecciated jasper containing amphibole fibers. It is promoted as tiger’s eye from Namibia and also China
In 1962, Sid Pieters discovered arguably one of the most beautiful and definitely one of the rarest stones you will ever likely see. Pietersite is, simply put, stunning and may contain blues, reds, gold, and bronze.
Namibia is the main source of stones. But we also find some in other African countries and also in China. It is a type of tiger’s eye but with different pattern characteristics. We have the Earth’s geologic processes to thank for pietersite’s beauty. Having been folded, also compressed, broken, and reformed with quartz.
As cement, it exhibits fantastic variations in the cat’s eye effect. While other cat’s eye stones display linear type bands in their patterning. There is no end to the patterns that can be found in the stone. They can be chaotic, also circular, linear or any combination of the group. Or even all possibly exist within a single stone.
The most valuable stone usually comes from Africa. Due to its especially varied coloration. However, Chinese varieties are also beautiful. Even with their smaller displayed range of colors.
A variety of jasper microcrystalline quartz
Jasper with embedded fibers of amphibole minerals with varying degrees of alteration. Blue-gray, also brown and yellow colors. The fibers cause a chatoyancy similar to that seen in tiger’s eye. But tiger’s eye is not a real chalcedony. It is jasper microcrystalline quartz.
Density : 2.60
Refractive Index : 1.544 – 1.553
Double refraction : 0.009
Pietersite meaning and metaphysical properties benefits.
The following section is pseudo scientific and based on cultural beliefs.
A protection stone that can guard you against anything bad. It will protect you against negative psychic attacks, as well as attacks of the physical and emotional kind. This stone can inspire change in a positive way because it can stimulate transformation and inner sight.
What is pietersite good for?
The crystal is a protection stone that can guard you against anything bad. It will protect you against negative psychic attacks, as well as attacks of the physical and emotional kind. This stone can inspire change in a positive way because it can stimulate transformation and inner sight.
Why is pietersite so expensive?
This stone is very rare and only has two known localities, with only one of them still being active. This is because of the rarity and limited quantity of the stone making it highly valuable and expensive.
What is pietersite made of?
The stone 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.
What chakra is pietersite crystal?
The gemstone unites the third eye and the solar plexus chakra which is the seat of the will, by bringing high vibration energy from the higher realms in via the third eye chakra. This stimulates you to be willing to do what you need to do to achieve change in your life.
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