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Blackstar Jewelry

Quality, Hand-Crafted, Sterling Silver Jewelry from Nepal.

Pietersite

Pietersite is in the tiger’s eye family. The unique structure of the fibrous materials creates a chatoyant patchwork of colors due to its brecciated formation.

Chemical composition: 
Quartz: SiO2 Crocidolite: Na2Fe4 (OH/Si4O11)2 (Variable)
Color: 
Brownish-black, golden-yellow to brown
Lustre: 
Silky on fractures
Hardness: 
6.5 – 7
Crystal system: 
Trigonal, fibrous aggregate
Origin: 
Nambia, Africa, China
Healing properties*: 
Pietersite rebalances the body on all levels. In Chinese Medicine, it restores harmony between yin and yang energies. Placed over the lower chakras, it stimulates the rise of kundalini.
Folklore: 
Since first discovered in 1963, it is new material for a new age. At this point, we know pietersite teaches us integrity and draws abundance & health.

* Scientific proof may not be available to substantiate these claims.