Here is a top TOP QUALITY large cabochon of Nambian Pietersite! Fabulous chatoyance brings this gem alive as you move it about.
This quality Pietersite is extremely hard to find these days and VERY expensive. This is truly a top shelf collector quality!
Very well cut cab for bezel or wire wrap setting with a flat back and very low domed top. Both sides have a very smooth glassy polish. Very few pits, surface flaws or cracks that you typically find in Pietersite!
Most of my photos show this stone with the chatoyance at it's best.
At the gem shows in Tucson this year I saw many Pietersite cabs. I didn't see any that even came close to the caliber of this gem. And, the prices were around $125 on the better stones and they still had plenty of "flaws" and nothing like the chatoyance in this gem. A few years ago a seller in ebay had a few stones that equaled this and several sold close to $300.
I know this is a pricey stone but it's one of the best and in a large size. Pictures taken under a 100 watt light bulb.