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Pietersite Ring Information

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About Pietersite Rings Back to Top

The unique thing about pietersite rings is their stormy, "chaotic" chatoyancy, which is a characteristic not seen in other colored gemstone rings. This gives pietersite the name "the tempest stone". When a pietersite ring is turned in the light, the swirling inclusions are reflected and catch the eye as the gemstone moves, showing off its undulating color. Pietersite rings may be worn by either men or women and are usually cabochon-style because this is how the colors and patterns of pietersite are best displayed. Pietersite rings are closely related to both tiger's eye and hawk's eye rings, since pietersite is a gemstone in which both of the former are broken into fragments. This is what gives pietersite rings such a singular appearance. Those who are interested in "otherworldly" rings will love pietersite rings, which can have a fiery "Eye of Sauron" look or a brooding, stormy aura. Pietersite rings can therefore be described as flaming hot, icy cold or a balance of the two. This is why pietersite rings are suitable for everyone.

Pietersite Ring History Back to Top

Since pietersite was first described in 1962, pietersite ring history is very short. Namibian pietersite was first detailed by Sid Pieters, a man who was known for contributing greatly to the mineralogy of Namibia. After his find, Sid Pieters named pietersite in honor of his father, Louis Pieters. Pietersite was also found in Henan Province of China in the late 1990s, after which more pietersite rings emerged on the jewelry market. Pietersite is currently sourced from very few places in the world, which means that pietersite rings are rare jewelry items that are not often seen on people's fingers. Thus, there are no known important historical pietersite rings at the current time. However, in the future, pietersite rings may take their rightful place in the history books.

Pietersite Rings of the Rich and Famous Back to Top

Pietersite rings of the rich and famous are hardly seen on red carpets because pietersite rings are rare jewelry items. However, some discerning celebrities have shown off pietersite rings, such as American singer, songwriter and actor, Nick Jonas of the Jonas Brothers, who wore a pietersite inlay signet ring by David Yurman to the 2014 Golden Globes. The blue pietersite ring was the perfect complement to Jonas's dashing dark-blue suit. While celebrity events are lacking pietersite rings, in the future, they may be on-trend and see their day.

Pietersite Ring Designs Back to Top
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Pietersite ring designs include pietersite cabochon rings and rings fashioned entirely from carved pietersite. Pietersite rings are often made from silver alloys, though yellow gold, bronze metal alloys and rose gold can also be a wonderful choice, especially for the brownish-red pietersite. Pietersite often has a deep blue body color, which suits silver rings very well. Depending on the ring, pietersite can appear hot and fiery, dark and brooding, or a mixture of the two. Gemstones that feature a mix of reddish and deep-blue are complemented by any precious metal. A designer who likes to use rare materials such as pietersite in men's cabochon rings is David Yurman. Carved pietersite skull rings are also made for men. However, pietersite is not only a men's gem and pietersite and diamond or sapphire halo rings make for unique ladies' jewelry, as well as simple, rounded pietersite solitaire rings that really make the chatoyancy of pietersite stand out. Pietersite rings can be pretty or manly, depending on the design. Cabochon rings may sound unexciting, but pietersite cabochon rings take many different shapes and forms, as well as having a lovely silky luster.

Pietersite Ring Buying Guide Back to Top

When it comes to a pietersite ring buying guide, it should be noted that pietersite rings are not easily sourced, especially in mainstream jewelry stores. Therefore, a specialist online seller or a custom ring maker with access to rare gem types may be the best supplier for pietersite rings. This is because pietersite rings are specialty items that are quite rarely offered for sale. Pietersite rings for sale generally contain untreated and completely natural gemstones. This is because pietersite is such a unique gemstone and difficult to fake.

How to Wear Pietersite Rings Back to Top

Pointers on how to wear pietersite rings are similar to tips on how to wear hawk's eye and tiger's eye rings, since pietersite rings combine the constituents of these better-known gemstone rings. Pietersite rings can be thought of as more interesting and stormy versions of hawk's eye and tiger's eye rings. Depending on the color of the gemstone and the metal alloy, pietersite rings can be worn in different ways. For example, casual silver pietersite rings can be worn for fashion and everyday jewelry, and yellow gold, rose gold pietersite rings or large pietersite rings glittering with accent stones are suitable for making a bold statement at a formal event. Deep-blue pietersite is perfect for teaming with navy blue or midnight blue clothes and fiery reddish-brown pietersite looks wonderful in yellow gold rings, rose gold or bronze rings worn with warm colors. Pietersite rings can be worn on a daily basis, since they are hard and durable enough to withstand wear and tear.

Pietersite Ring Meanings Back to Top

Pietersite ring meanings include the belief that the energy of a storm is captured within a pietersite ring. This stormy energy is thought to enhance the focus and personal will of a pietersite ring wearer. Additionally, pietersite rings are believed to protect their wearers from the elements and bring calm. Other attributes associated with pietersite rings are that they can help cure addiction, boost self-confidence and balance the body and self. Pietersite rings are said by some to be great for regulating the reproductive system and hormones, while promoting creativity and pleasure. While pietersite rings are not worn as birthstones or a zodiac stones, they are appreciated for their metaphysical properties.

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