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Tiger's Eye

This stone’s visual structure resembles the eye of a tiger or a cat and it is the bands of iron that give Tiger’s Eye its unique appearance.

ORIGIN

Tiger’s Eye is chatoyant gemstone that has a golden red-brown colour and characteristic stripes of iron. It’s a member of the quartz group and has a silky, smooth appearance when polished. Tiger’s Eye can be found in many locations around the world, including Thailand, South Africa, Australia, Brazil, and more.

NAME

This stone got its unique name because it resembles the eye of a tiger or a cat. It’s yellowbrown to golden brown in color.

APPEARANCE

Tiger's Eye has a deep, silky, and lustrous surface with characteristic undulating bands of iron and colour to give its unique appearance.

DURABILITY

Tiger’s Eye is a 7 on Mohs scale making it a hard stone that is resistant to scratches.

CARE

Tiger’s Eye is a member of the quartz family and is a durable gemstone but is sensitive to some household cleaning solvents. Cleaning should only be done using warm water and a mild soap.

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This stone’s visual structure resembles the eye of a tiger or a cat and it is the bands of iron that give Tiger’s Eye its unique appearance.

MYTHOLOGY & ASSOCIATION

Tiger’s Eye was used in ancient times by warriors and soldiers for protection from evil and for its ability to give its wearer courage. It is believed to be a stone of confidence often used by travelers. Tiger’s Eye is believed to have positive effects on physical strength and stamina. It is excellent for helping with sight issues and it is thought to improve focus. Physically, it is often used for eyesight, spine, neck and sinus problems.

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Sweet as Honey

Pandora Shine dangle in 18k gold-plated sterling silver. A honeybee sits atop a beehive encasing a Tiger’s Eye stone. Perfect for bracelets and necklaces.

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Facts

SPECIES/GROUP : Quartz

CLASSIFICATION : Gemstone

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