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Sterling Silver and real Pietersite.
Pendant measures approximately 2-3/8" long (including bail) and 1-1/2" at widest point. Necklace measures approximately 24" long. The necklace weighs 52 grams.
This necklace set is a true treasure! In this Native American jewelry set, the pendant is Navajo hand crafted by artist B. Benally, out of genuine sterling silver and a real Pietersite stone. The stone is gently set in a hand cut bezel settings, while being accented by twisted silver and stamped patterns for a dazzling look. The pendant is stamped sterling and hallmarked. The necklace is hand strung out of genuine sterling silver and real 6-mm Pietersite round beads. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone and bead for a dazzling finish. The cones are stamped sterling.
Pietersite is a variety of tiger-eye and has an incredible iridescent quality. It is different than the well-known Tiger-eye since its fibers appear muddled and not closely crammed. The pietersite formation is related to volcanic hydrothermal activities. In most rough stones, petrifaction is very complete and there are no free fibers. The mineral can be used to stimulate the pituitary gland to provide the proper regulation of the other endocrine glands, and to produce in the proper quantity, the hormones concerned with growth, sex, metabolism, blood pressure, and body temperature. Its a great aid in healing the eyes. Limited production in Namibia and the embargo on export of tigers-eye rough by South Africa have caused the price of Pietersite to rise dramatically.