Pipestone

Pipestone

per stone

Great Peace

Be guided out of chaos and into serenity. See all living being as worthy of respect. Reflect deeply, then speak and act wisely. Understand the real power of forgiveness. Let Pipestone inspire you to be more mindful.

OriginUnited States
PolishShiny & Smooth
QualityA (quality chart)
TransparencyOpaque
Average Size1 in / 25 mm (size chart)
Average Weight0.7 oz / 20 g / 100 carats

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Pipestone Healing Properties

Ethically Sourced Pipestone

When we know better, we do better. Ethical sourcing is a constantly evolving process. If the original sourcing for the stone still passes Moonrise Crystals’ current standards, it will be restocked as soon as possible. If the original sourcing is no longer acceptable, it will be restocked when/if a better supplier can be found.

Know where your crystals come from

This Pipestone comes from artisanal miners in Pipestone National Monument in Minnesota, USA. It was mined by a Native American with legal and spiritual rights to the land. It was dug out with hand tools, which is low risk for miners and causes only minor environmental damage.

Learn More About Ethical Mining

This lapidary drum tumbles stones in Cape Town, South Africa. It is a family business, founded by a father and passed on to his sons. Factory workers have safe conditions and are paid fairly. The lapidary sells primarily at two gemshows, one in the United States and the other in France.

Learn More About Ethical Lapidaries

I have been doing business with this source since 2014. They are the oldest tumbling company in the world and have more varieties, in more sizes, than any other known source. The company started in California in the 1950s and was eventually bought by a British immigrant who had young sons. Eventually the company moved to South Africa in order to be closer to the source of their best-selling stone and to have the legal rights to export it. The company is now run by the sons and their childhood best friend.

The current owners personally visit many small and large mines. To connect with artisanal miners in sub-Sahara Africa, they work with local Gem Dealers who travel far into the bush to buy from part-time miners. The majority of these Gem Dealers are women. Some, but not all, of their stones are labeled with country-of-origin. For those that aren’t, I ask the owners directly. As I’ve learned more about mining practices in individual countries, I have become increasingly selective about what I will purchase from them. However, they remain my preferred source for most of the stones I sell from sub-Sahara Africa.

  • Fair Wages

  • Legally Mined

  • Mined in the USA

  • Family Business

  • Safe Lapidary Conditions

  • Environmentally Friendly Mining

  • Lower Safety Risk for Miners
  • Respects Indigenous Rights

What is Ethical Sourcing?

Pipestone Healing, Mineralogy, and History

Published June 2017  •  Updated July 2022  •  Read Time: 9 minutes
Pipestone is a popular name for red Catlinite found in the Great Plains.  It is used to make Native American peace pipes.  Today most Pipestone is mined by hand in Pipestone National Monument in Minnesota by the Yankton Dakota tribe.  The tribe has been quarrying in the area for at least three hundred years.  While the United States has a long history of breaking treaties with Native American tribes, the story of Pipestone is a surprising example of what happens when those in power uphold their word.  Pipestone is intimately connected to the energy of peace and forgiveness.  It invites us act wisely and pragmatically in the best interest of both the short term and long term. […]

Tumbled Pipestone

What You’ll Receive: 1 Stone - 100% natural Pipestone

Selection Process: The stone I select for you will be carefully chosen for its beauty and appeal. If combined with other stones, I always take time to choose stones that look and feel good together.

Polishing Method: Drum polished. Each stone is unique and minor variations are what makes them beautiful.

Color: Brick red

Taking Care of Your Healing Crystals

  • Fragile Crystals

    Be gentle, this stone is fragile & chips easily.

  • Crystals Keep In Shade

    Keep it in the shade to protect its colour.

  • Crystals Safe In Elixir

    This stone is safe to use in direct-infusion elixirs.

Learn About Safe Handling

Shipping

All Orders are shipped Next Business Day

  • Domestic First-Class averages 3-7 days.
  • International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.

Environmentally-Friendly Materials

  • Shipping envelopes, paperwork & boxes are recyclable
  • Shipping peanuts & bubble-wrap are biodegradable
  • ‘Plastic’ bags are plant-based & compostable

4 reviews for Pipestone

  1. Pamela M. (Minnesota)

    it was what I wanted. They even put and extra surprise.

  2. Sharon C. (Colorado) (verified owner)

    Very fast shipping, reasonable price, accurate photos, good seller communication

  3. Dominic D. (Colorado) (verified owner)

    Julienis the best! hands down. My Pipestone tumbles are gorgeous and always such speedy, prompt delivery. As a person, she is delightful and I see myself buying from her again soon. Perfect purchase!!!

  4. Regina V. (Florida) (verified owner)

    Love this stone. Thank you 4 the green bag & info cards. Great seller.

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