Pietersite Mountain – Sterling Silver Pendant
- Material: Sterling silver 92.5
- Gemstone: Pietersite
- Handmade item
This specimen of pietersite is just unbelievable. No wonder pietersite is also known as the tempest stone. The white shining inclusion appear, disappear and morph on the surface giving an incredible effect. It almost looks like hurricanes on a dark sea seen from above. This stone really feels like its alive!
We paired this incredible crystal with a hand crafted design inspired by the Himalayas
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A Recent discovery.
Sid Pieters discovered this stone and named it after his father just in 1962! Even if it’s a rare and very beautiful stone, it’s not well known nor used extensively in jewellery making. This silver pietersite pendant will definitely stand out.
A Rare, stunning mix.
Pietersite is actually a mix of other crystals: tiger’s eye and hawk’s eye. This type of crystal can only be found in Henan province (China) and in Namibia and it really is one of a kind.
The “Tempest Stone”
The most incredible thing about this stone is surely its unique optical effect called chatoyancy. On its black surface golden and silver shiny twirls of light appear and morph. It’s almost as watching a hurricane move over a dark sea from above. Watch the video to see it in action:
About the design
A piece inspired by our travels to the Himalayas. We used a mix of reticulation and hammering to reproduce the rocky textures of the mountains. The shimmering flash of white light of the pietersite below appear, disappear and morph on its dark body. It almost looks like the mountains are sitting on a stormy lake.