Tiger eye or tigers eye is a member of the quartz family of stones. It is a brownish-gold gemstone to a reddish gold gemstone that may produce a chatoyancy or flash when it is turned in the light. This flash is said to resemble the "eye's of a tiger" and thus that is where the name comes from. It also will come in purely red and blue colors, although more rarely. Sometimes the gold brown variation is called hawks eye.
Tiger-eye has been used in jewellery for hundreds of years. Man has been fascinated by the way the stone will produce a flash of color when it is cut properly. Expert gem cutters will carefully examine the rock so cut stones will be very beautiful. A lot of time and effort goes into the mining and cutting process to produce the finest tiger eye gems.
Tiger eye is said by some to help soften stubbornness and enhance perception and insight. It is also said to aid fisherman and other travelers.
- This item includes:
- 5 x small tiger eye tumbles
- 1 x black velvet pouch
- Each tumble measures approximately: 20 mm x 15 mm x 10 mm
- Genuine stone
- This item includes an information card about the stone
- A certificate of authenticity is included with this item
*Each tumble is a natural mineral specimen, and no two are exactly the same. Please note that the item you receive may have slight variations from the ones photographed. The last picture is an example of possible variations.