Pietersite is an extraordinary gemstone that comprises the features of two striking gemstones Tigers eye and hawk’s eye gemstone.
The Pietersite gemstone can easily be identified and distinguished from other stones due to its striking gold or brown color which is achieved due to the presence of crocidolite inclusions the same inclusion which is responsible for the mesmerizing color of tiger’s eye stone or hawk’s eye gemstone.
This stone can be easily differentiated from the other gems due to the presence of brecciated crocidolite inclusions that creates invaluable chatoyancy.
History of Pietersite Gem:
The Pietersite stone was discovered in 1962 by Sid Pietersite when he was exploring farmland in Namibia Africa.
Soon after discovering this excellent gemstone; he booked this stone by his own name “Pietersite”. Thus, thereafter this stone was referred with the name Pietersite.
Formation of Pietersite gem:
The formation or creation of this gemstone is not so easy, although, it is quite tenacious processed. The internal structure of the Pietersite stone is usually folded, stretched and stressed because of the immense pressure of the earth’s pressure.
Therefore, in order to rebuild the disturbed structure of this stone, the fibrous structure of the Pietersite stone is cemented by using the quartz. The gemstones that undergo this process are termed as the brecciated.
The final outcome of the above process produces a multi-color gemstone with excellent hue and outstanding chatoyancy.
The stone which encompasses all of the above characteristics is referred to as the Pietersite gemstone. However, in the case of Pietersite gem, it does not possess continuous chatoyancy similar to the tiger’s eye gem.
Whereas, in the case of Pietersite gemstone, though it embodies the chatoyancy of the tiger eye not is consistent chatoyancy.
Therefore, the composition of the fibrous layer in Pietersite may appear chaotic and can exist in several directions side-by-side like bold paint strokes.
Origin of Pietersite Gemstone:
The Pietersite gem is a rare gemstone that is found in limited numbers. The admirable gem can be spotted from places like Africa, China, Namibia, and South Africa.
The Namibian Pietersite gemstone is acclaimed to be the most beautiful and famous looking gem because it produces a Pietersite gem in many colors ranging from red, gold and blue.
The blue is said to be the most striking color among all the above colors. The blue color may range from light blue to intense dark blue color.
The other striking color of the Pietersite gemstone is gold; the range of gold color can be from light gold color to rich deep dark gold color. All colors of Namibian Pietersite gemstones have rich and striking chatoyancy.
The Chinese Pietersite gem appears different from Namibian Pietersite gemstone. The colors range from gold to bronze with superb chatoyancy. However, the Namibian Pietersite is said to be the most awesome gem.
The healing properties of Pietersite Gemstone:
The Pietersite gemstone is revered to be the most “tempest gemstone” due to its excellent colors.
According to Indian astrology, the stone is associated with the solar chakra and sacral chakra.
The stone is known to boost the self-confidence and increases the level of energy in a human being. Since the stone represents the solar chakra so it curbs the problems related to the stomach and improves the digestion system.
The Pietersite gemstone is also known to bless the individual with creative skills and promotes self-discipline and regulates the blood pressure and body temperature.
It will also relinquish the peace to the mind and dissolute the mental tension.