I love these golden yellow and blue Pietersite coin beads! They are a mix of yellow and blue tiger eye and display all the loveliness of Tiger Eye. I have used tiny golden pyrite beads to highlight these beads, along with a larger marquis-shaped bead at one end. A beautiful bracelet made of beautiful beads. A pair of matching earrings completes the set.
Pietersite is named after its discoverer Sid Pieters who found the gemstone in Namibia, Africa. Pietersite is a mix of blue and yellow Tiger Eye. It displays the same properties as Tiger Eye, such as when light shining on the stone seems to move across the surface of the stone, a phenomenon known as 'Chatoyancy' coming from the French word for cat. Pietersite has value since its sources are limited, mined only in Namibia and a single mine in China.
14K Gold-Filled (14K GF) beads are made by bonding a layer of 14K gold with high pressure and heat to base metal and then shaped as desired. Industry standard requires that the quantity of gold be at least 1/20th of the total weight and the Karat measurement must be marked.
Length: 6.75 inches to fit a 5.75 to 6 inch wrist. Ask me about re-sizing this bracelet.
Beading Wire: 0.19"/49 strand clear-coated stainless steel professional quality beading wire with 14K gold-fill crimps and crimp covers.
Bead size: 15 mm coins (0.6 inch); 15 x 20 mm marquis bead.
Earrings: slightly longer than 1.5 inches from your piercing on 14K gold-filled lever backs.
Care: Clean with soft fabric, or non-abrasive polishing cloth. Avoid direct contact with perfumes, hairspray, and deodorants. Jewelry should be worn after application of cosmetics. Store wrapped in soft fabric or sealed in plastic bag.
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