Gemstone Beads, Round, Natural, Tiger Eye, Grade AB, 8mm. Sold Per Strand

Gemstone Beads, Round, Natural, Tiger Eye, Grade AB, 8mm. Sold Per Strand

Look into the eye of a magnificent tiger. That creature's animal magnetism gleams in this golden-yellow, deeply banded gemstone. Tiger Eye (also called "tiger's eye stone") is silicified crocidolite in quartz. When it's cut into shapes, that iridescent undulating luster (also called chatoyancy) is as hypnotic as the eye of tiger.

Lower levels of iron during the stone's formation can result in stones with a blue tinge. Maroon forms of Tiger Eye are almost always dyed or heated to create or enhance that shade. Nitric acid is sometimes used to lighten or brighten specimens which are too dark.

Tiger Eye is especially common in South Africa, but can be found in various locations around the world. Tiger Eye is a fibrous variety of chalcedony that exhibits a property called chatoyancy, which is an optical effect that produces vertical, shimmering bands. Tiger Eye is a type of quartz, made up of silica. The chatoyancy of the stone is caused by altered amphibole (an inosilicate) fibers that have over time become limonite.

The eye of the tiger gleams in iridescent splendor. It is more than the thrill of a fight--it is clear-sighted vision to see past survival. Tiger Eye gemstones are known for their ever-shifting play of light caused by a chatoyant effect. The effect is created when the quartz takes on a thread-like formation, usually in contrasting brown and gold tones.

All you have to do to know the spiritual value of tiger eye is think of its name. Tiger Eye promotes clear-eyed vision, helping us see ourselves and the world better. Like the great cat it's named for, this gemstone knows the importance of being attentive to the details. Tiger Eye is said to combine earth energy with light or sun energy, creating an intense stone that's also well-grounded. Tiger Eye is said to enhance psychic and empathic energies, while protecting its wearer with an unblinking eye. For that reason it's also commonly used to ease the eyes, through meditation, physical placement on closed lids or other methods. Tiger Eye is thought to remind you to stop, look and listen before you do any leaping.

Different colors are believed to have slightly different effects. Blue tiger eye is thought to alleviate and release stress; gold tiger eye is said to encourage attention to detail; finally, some practitioners apply red tiger eye to overcome lethargy of the body, mind and/or spirit.

Tiger Eye is thought to benefit many chakras. This stone is often worn to foster courageous, yet grounded decision making and clarity.

As a form of quartz, tiger eye is remarkably durable and resilient. However, it is sensitive to acids in some common household cleaners and solvents. Avoid bleach, ammonia and sulfuric acid. Ultrasonic and steam cleaners are generally safe for quartzes, even pseudomorph quartzes, although caution should be used with the steamers due to possibilities of color shifts by heating. Warm water and a mild soap are safe to use. A soft cloth is recommended, although quartz's higher hardness does help it resist minor scratching.

Tiger eye is usually cut in large, smooth shapes (cabochons and flat ovals are popular) in order to enhance the appearance of the cat's eye effect. It's a popular stone in designs for masculine, feminine and unisex jewelry. The golden color tones of standard tiger eye work surprisingly well in silver settings, the red is gorgeous with both gold and silver and the blue looks stunning in copper.

**Please note that all metaphysical or healing properties listed are collected from various sources. This information is offered as a service and not meant to treat medical conditions. Beaded Creations® does not guarantee the validity of any of these statements.

  • Natural Grade A
  • Mohs Hardness: 7
  • Size: 8mm
  • Hole Size: 0.8mm
  • Thickness: 8mm
  • Origin: South Africa

R 145.00 ZAR

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SKU: BG-P230-07-8mmCN/A

Size: 8mm

  • 8mm

Color: Gold/Yellow With Brown

  • Gold/Yellow With Brown
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Gold/Yellow With Brown


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