Sterling Pietersite and Citrine Necklace - Pietersite and Citrine Pendant
This pietersite and citrine sterling necklace features a stunning example of African pietersite set in Argentium silver (the tarnish resistant sister of sterling, with an open back setting and a hand formed bail set with a deep rich 4mm faceted deep golden citrine.
Please forgive the glare in some of these shots- this is a highly polished stone and it jt wanted to shine!
Pendant is 1.5inches wide (40mm) x 7/8 inch tall (22mm), and dangles 1 3/8 inch from top of bail. Pendant is available with no chain or select from 16 - 20 inch chain with a 2 inch extender finished with my signature pearl dangle. Lobster claw clap closure. Chains 22 inches and over are available at an additional charge, just contact me for a quote and reserve listing.
The streaks of color in pietersite may appear rather chaotic, and can flow or exist in many directions side-by-side like bold paint strokes. The colors of gold, brown blue and some reds can be found on both the front and on the polished back of this stone. Pietersite is very rare, found only two places in the world - China and Africa.
This is a thin stone being only about 4mm thick, but was such a fine example of the brecciated pattern created when the fibrous structure in pietersite has been folded, stressed, even fractured and/or broken apart via the Earth's geologic processes then re-healed with quartz., I had to set it and show as much of the stone as possible.
Pendant is 1.5inches wide (40mm) x 7/8 inch tall (22mm), and dangles 1 3/8 inch from top of bail. I will include an 18 inch sterling chain with a 2 inch extender finished with my signature pearl dangle. Lobster claw clap closure. Chains 22 inches and over are available at an additional charge, just contact me for a quote and reserve listing.
The gemstone has originated from Namibia and is very rare to find. The discoverer, Sid Pieters found this stone almost by accident in the year 1962. The gemstone has a very fascinating history that makes it all the more desirable.
The surface of this stone is fairly chaotic with streaks and colors extending in every direction. While forming a crystal the materials break apart, they swirl in every direction and it is then brought together by quartz.
There are various colors that are available which includes blues, golds, browns and rusty reds. There is a wide variety of blue available which ranges from dark midnight blue to baby blue.
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This item will ship USPS Priority insured with tracking in the US and USPS first class international insured with tracking ever where else. For international customers, Global Express and Priority International are also available at an additional charge, contact me for details.
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