Known as the Stone of the Tempest, pietersite is a powerful protection stone, especially against the elements. It calms nervous people and animals during storms, protects when driving in bad weather, and guards homes and businesses against storm damage. Pietersite also boosts self-esteem when worn consistently. It is especially empowering for creative people who lack confidence in their abilities, and as a result do not earn money from their gifts. It is also commonly used to help one beat addictive issues.
It has become an increasingly rare stone because the mine in Zimbabwe is closed due to political unrest.