An Aquarius birth stone, Pietersite is also known as tempest stone, due to the swirl of colors that resemble a storm. Metaphysically though, it is thought to calm storms. It is a combination of all possible colors of tiger eye, and the patterning is unique to each piece. This Pietersite bead is woven into a frame of solid copper. The negative space keeps the feeling light, and the detail and intricacy of the weaving lends itself to the visual appeal overall. The piece measures approximately 3 inches long and 1 ¼ inches at the widest point. The pendant comes strung on an 18 inch waxed linen cord, but the small curb chain shown in the photos is also available on this site.