Pietersite is a relatively unknown mineral that's mined exclusively in Namibia. Despite being a neighbouring country to South Africa where we buy many of the crystals rocks and minerals featured in our collection, it's still extremely difficult to find nice quality stones and particularly those which have been polished. The finest grade of pietersite can be truly stunning and stones often display an optical phenomenon that's known as chatoyance.
A type of quartz that's closely associated to the mineral tigers eye, pietersite is usually cut as a cabochon because it's the best way to enhance the chatoyance.
Weight (grams) : 60.6
Size (cms) : 5.9 x 4.7 x 1.9