Exceptional Pietersite Pendant and Bronze is a Beautiful Work of “Wearable Art” (EAR-007)
This amazing Pietersite and Bronze Marquise Necklace includes a stunning round pendant that Miriam has wire wrapped in bronze. Miriam is known for her careful selection of stones that exhibit the very best natural features.The unique stones she selected for this Pietersite Necklace and Pendant show Mother Nature's finest and most extraordinary chatoyancy with a blend of golden browns, deep reds and maroons, and blue-grays. The carefully matched Bronze Accent Beads* are textured and a perfect complement to the Marquise Pietersite stones The photos of this necklace were taken in the blazing natural Arizona sunlight, so all the natural shimmering colors of Pietersite are evident.
- Full length of the necklace is 18 3/4 inches.
- The extraordinary Pietersite Pendant stone is 36 mm in diameter.
- Marquise Pietersites, chosen to match and compliment the colors of the focal stone, are approximately 24 mm long.
- Hand-rolled bronze beads from Africa are used as spacers, along with 4 mm round Pietersite stones.
- The hand wrought and textured Bronze Marquise beads are 16x9 mm
- The Clasp is also hand-wrought Bronze
- The necklace is strung on a strong but flexible Antique Bronze Metallic color beading wire.
Did you know that Pietersite is a remarkable and rare variety of Tiger Eye, first discovered in 1962. It is most commonly found in Namibia, South Africa, and in 1993 was found near Nanyang, Henan, China. In addition to the deep golden brown and yellow colorations, Chinese Pietersite has striking combinations of yellow, red, maroon, and blue coloration's that may appear alone or together. Reportedly, this variety of Pietersite was not exported to the West until 1997, when the Chinese became aware of its value. Pietersite blues may range from a baby blue to a dark midnight hue. Pietersite shows the same striking chatoyancy as Bronzite, with bright and subtly changing shimmers of color that move along the surface of the stone as it is viewed from varying angles.
*Miriam used Old World Bronze™, which is hand wrought using an old world wax method, and an exclusive bronze recipe, developed by the Charveaux family of metalsmiths in Scottsdale, Arizona.
As it ages, bronze develops a beautiful patina that enhances the individual character of each piece.