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Nellite - South Africa - 10 pounds
Nellite - South Africa - 10 pounds
Nellite - South Africa - 10 pounds

Nellite - South Africa - 10 pounds

Regular price
$59.99
Sale price
$59.99

Locality: South Africa

Nellite, also known as Pietersite, is a rare variety of quartz characterized by its stunning chatoyancy (cat's eye effect) and vibrant coloration.

  1. Color: Nellite typically displays a mix of vibrant colors such as gold, red, blue, and sometimes green or gray. These colors often form swirling patterns within the stone, creating a unique and mesmerizing appearance.

  2. Hardness: On the Mohs scale of mineral hardness, Nellite generally ranges from 6.5 to 7, making it relatively durable and suitable for use in jewelry.

  3. Clarity: Nellite can exhibit varying levels of clarity, ranging from translucent to opaque. Its chatoyant effect may sometimes obscure internal features, but high-quality specimens can possess excellent clarity.

  4. Luster: Nellite typically has a vitreous to slightly silky luster, which enhances its visual appeal.

  5. Density: The density of Nellite can vary depending on its composition and specific mineral content. However, it generally has a density ranging from approximately 2.6 to 2.9 grams per cubic centimeter.

  6. Metaphysical Properties: Nellite is said to promote emotional balance and inner peace, helping to alleviate stress, anxiety, and negative emotions. It is thought to stimulate mental clarity and enhance cognitive abilities, facilitating clear thinking, decision-making, and problem-solving.

Photos have not been edited or altered, just taken in different daylight conditions to show the variation in color.  Pieces are held in hand to help with scale and does not necessarily represent 1 pound.  Specific pieces photographed may no longer be available.