Pietersite is a beautiful semi-precious gemstone that belongs to the family of Quartz. It is also called Tempestone. It is one of the rare gemstones with dark grey or reddish appearance. Pietersite is basically a crystal made of broken fragments that are embedded in a matrix. Its beautiful appearance resembles Hawk’s eye or Tiger’s eye. It does not have a very old history. When it was discovered in 1962 by Sid Pieters, he named it after his father’s name to honor him. Due to the beautiful appearance and hardness of the gem, it is not only used for healing but also for ornamental purposes.