Custom Cut Polished and Wire Wrapped Pipe Stone (Catlinite) Set Necklace/Pendant/Slide/Enhancer Earrings Sterling Silver .935 size: Pendant: 2 1/4 x 15/15 inch or 57mm x 24mm earrings: 1 1/4 x 9/16 inch or 32mm x 14mm
Pipestone ( Catlinite) is the sacred red clay stone that American Indians use for making prayer and ceremonial pipes. It is found in only a few places in the world. The best quality pipestone comes from southwestern Minnesota. It ranges in color from pale pink to brick or blood red and normally has small lighter spots - referred to as "stars" - scattered throughout.
Catlinite is a kind of metamorphosed mudstone that forms in a matrix of Sioux Quartzite. It’s also known as Pipestone or Pipeclay. Catlinitequarries are located and preserved at the Pipestone National Monument in Pipestone, Minnesota, in the USA, and at the Pipestone River in Manitoba, Canada.