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RESERVED for Arnold - Pietersite Round Beads - 12mm - 17 Pieces - A0062

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~~~ Pietersite Round Beads ~~~

approx. size : 12mm

approx. total weight: 44 grams = 220 carats

17 beads, center drilled

Listing is for the exact 17 beads as pictured.
Picture #1, 2 and 3 show the first strand of 10 beads.
Picture #4 and 5 show another strand of 7 beads.

Color of gemstone may vary slightly from screen to screen.

** Pietersite was named after Sid Pieters who discovered it in 1962 while prospecting farmland in Namibia, Africa. So far there are only two known sources of Pietersite; China and Africa. These two forms are similar but still somewhat different from each other.

Regardless of the source, Pietersite have brecciated, fibrous bands of blue, gold or red tiger eye type fibers in quartz. The fibrous structure in Pietersite has been folded, stressed, even fractured 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.

While Pietersite has lovely chatoyancy of tiger eye, it is not found in continuously structured bands or fibers, more in swirls, swathes and fibrous segments. Thus the structure of the fibrous streaks in Pietersite may appear rather chaotic, and can flow or exist in many directions side-by-side like bold paint strokes.

Colors include various blues, golds and reds that may appear together or alone. Blue is the rarest color, followed by red. All fibrous color variations will have a superb and striking chatoyancy, the bright and subtly changing shimmer of color that moves along the surface of a gemstone as it is viewed from varying angles.

RESERVED for Arnold - Pietersite Round Beads - 12mm - 17 Pieces - A0062


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