Pietersite, Blue & Golden, Cabochons, 25, 50 or 100 Gram Lot, Assorted Shapes & Sizes

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Blue & Golden Pietersite, Cabochons, Assorted Shapes & Sizes  

This image is of a similar assortment of 100 grams of Blue/Golden Pietersite.    

50 gram lots will be 50% less pieces. 

 25 gram lots will be 75% less pieces.  

Millimeter sizes mentioned are a suggested range, not a guarantee. 

Pietersite is similar in appearance to Hawk's Eye, or Tiger's Eye due to its chatoyancy. It has been described as a brecciated variety of Tiger’s Eye. Pietersite is a trade name for a dark blue-grey breccia aggregate made up mainly of Hawk's Eye and Tiger's Eye.  It is a variety of chalcedony with embedded fibers that cause the chatoyancy.

Pietersite body colors include blues, which range from light or grayish blue to dark midnight hues, red, gold, orange and brown. Chinese Pietersite tends to have a brownish-red body color, while Namibian Pietersite has a bluish body color The swirls in this stone can appear golden, yellow, orange or fiery red.

Mostly found in Namibia and China, including South Africa, Sri Lanka (Ceylon), India, Brazil, Australia, and the U.S.  Pietersite was named in honor of Sid Pieters who discovered it in 1962 in Namibia, Africa.

 Hardness 7 

 This is a natural stone that has had no treatment other than cutting, and polishing.