This special piece was inspired by the Japanese practice of Kintsugi.
Kintsugi, or "golden repair" is the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery by mending the areas of breakage with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum. As a philosophy, it treats breakage and repair as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.
When I set out to use this Pietersite cabochon I noticed a small fracture running the width of the stone. Instead of casting it into the scrap pile I decided to break it in half and give it a new life with a silverdust kintsugi repair. When looking casually the silverdust looks like a natural part of the stone, however upon closer inspection you can see the repair line along the right center of the stone.
Double rolo chain. Total length of the necklace is just under 17".
Please refer to the "Stone Info" section to learn more about this incredible material.
"Moonlight" | Silverdust Kintsugi Pietersite Necklace
This gorgeous material is called "Pietersite," named after the man that discovered it in Windhoek, Namibia in 1962. Pietersite is a rare variety of Quartz, composed naturally of Tiger's Eye, Hawk's Eye, and Jasper. It is characterized by an incredible chatoyancy and brilliance of life within the stone. Its dominant gold hues are contrasted with deep blue-black, grey, and brown, as well as occasional clear areas. Blue Pietersite is the rarest and most highly coveted form and has been selectively sought out for this release. This stunning gemstone can only be found in limited numbers in very few places on Earth, making it a prized addition to any collection.
Also known as the "Tempest Stone," Pietersite is said to discharge negative energies and emotional turmoil, bringing about a calm from the storm. Pietersite is a major meditation stone used extensively to calm, de-stress, and soothe. The stone began its journey by being folded and stressed under immense pressure within the earth, yet emerged as something truly spectacular. Because of its tumultuous origins it is said to bring the power to overcome tension and hardship to see life's potential beauty.
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