One electroformed raw Pietersite on a 24" antique copper ball chain.
Natural Pietersite measures approximately 1".
Pietersite is also called “Eagle's Eye or Hawk’s Eye”. This stone was named in honor of its discoverer, Sid Pieters, who found it originally in Namibia, Africa. Pietersite is a rare variation of tigereye and sometimes possesses an exciting blue chatoyancy. Pietersite is known as the “Tempest Stone” because of the hurricane of energies that this stone can hold, which can bring positive changes to the one who wears it.
Size, shape, and color may vary as no two stones are alike. Photos are for visual purposes only, you will not receive the exact stone pictured.
Why we love MergingMetals:
Since 2016, MergingMetals has been specializing in small batch, ethically-sourced mixed metal wearables that represent nature both physically and symbolically. They use copper, the oldest ore that occurs in pure form. On its own, copper is a super cool metal and here's why:
Copper is our oldest ore and occurs in pure form. Early Mesopotamians, Egyptians, and Native Americans prized the metal for its aesthetics, versatility, use in spiritual ceremonies, as well as for medical procedures.
Copper is an essential mineral that benefits bone, nerve, and skeletal health. Wearing copper jewelry has the benefit of slow copper absorption. It has been claimed that headache pain, arthritis, joint pain, and other deficiencies can be effectively treated with the aid of copper jewelry.
Copper is Recyclable
Over 85% of mined copper throughout history is STILL in circulation today. Copper can infinitely be recycled without any loss of its original mined quality.
Recycling copper saves energy, reduces greenhouse gas emissions, extends the life of natural resources and saves valuable land from being used for landfills.
Copper is Antimicrobial
How does it work? Copper ions are released when microbes, (transferred by touching, sneezing), land on the copper surface. The ions prevent cell respiration by punching holes in the bacterial cell membrane, disrupting the viral coat, and destroying the DNA and RNA inside. This latter property is important as it means that no mutation can occur – preventing the microbe from developing resistance to copper.