Sterling Silver Pietersite Small Teardrop Pendant

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  • Stone: Pietersite
  • Metal: Sterling Silver
  • Length: 1 1/2"
  • Width: 3/4"

Pietersite is a rare dark-gray or reddish breccia aggregate (rock made up of fragments embedded in a matrix), comprised mostly of hawk's eye and tiger's eye. It is characterized by its distinctive swirls or streaks of gold or orange. Pietersite was first described in 1962 by Sid Pieters, who named it in his father's honor. It is only found in Henan Province, China, and Namibia, South Africa.

This unique stone pendant was crafted in the historic city of Jaipur, India. Jaipur, the capital of the state of Rajasthan, has been famous for it's traditional jewelry for many centuries. Rajasthan is an area rich in deposits of precious and semi-precious stones. Jaipur bazaars abound with classic tribal jewelry and are renowned for their expert stone cutters and designers. We hope you enjoy this beautiful piece of India's historic artistic tradition.