Rare blue Pietersite stones are the focus of this beautiful handmade bracelet. I've added dark blue midnight blue Swarovski pearl crystals to enhance the deep blue of the Pietersite. In contrast is the sparkle of the light blue crystal rondelles which accent the baby blue banded swirls in the stones.
Length is 6 1/2 - 7 1/2 inches (16.5-19.1 cm)
Blue is the rarest color, followed by red. The blues range from a baby blue to dark midnight hue.
The fibrous structure in pietersite has been folded, stressed, even fractured and/or broken apart from the Earth's geologic processes. They have then been reformed and naturally recemented together by quartz. Stones and crystals that go through this process are referred to as bracciated, creating a finished product with multiple colors, hues and superb chatoyancy, which is the shimmer of color that moves along the surface as it is viewed from various angles, and is not found in continuously structured bands or fibers, more in swirls, swathes and fibrous (sometimes linear) segments. Thus the structure of the fibrous streaks in pietersite may appear rather chaotic, and can flow or exist in many directions side-by-side like bold paint strokes.
Blue Pietersite bracelet with copper, dark blue pearls, crystal, brass beads listed in: