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Tiger’s Eye: The Fierce and Inevitable Gemstone

A brilliant gemstone with an amazing resemblance to a tiger’s eye thus the latter getting its name from the similarity. Tiger’s Eye is a constituent of the quartz clan of Chalcedony. Tiger’s Eye is considered to be one of the chatoyant gemstones. Chatoyant or chatoyancy happens due to the fibrous built of the material. Chatoyancy exhibits a changeable silky luster as light is reflected within the thin parallel fibrous bands.

It was first discovered in South Africa in the early 1800’s. There are theories about this tantalizing gemstone’s formation that it was developed in 1873 by the German mineralogist Wilbel in the same year.

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Tiger’s Eye’s Properties

Known for being a part of the Chalcedony family, Tiger’s eye did not really start as this kind of Quartz hence it began as the fibrous blue mineral called crocidolite, which is consisted of iron and sodium. Slowly, Crocidolite have drastically changed into quartz while maintaining its stunning fibrous formation.

In mineralogy, there is a term pseudomorph that comes with a meaning of “false form”. Pseudomorphs form when one mineral replaces another. The transformation can begin when quartz becomes embedded between the fibers of crocidolite. However, this process can result in two different situations. One is a blue stone called hawk’s eye and the other one is the golden brown the tiger’s eye.

Tiger’s Eye comes in three different tones:

  • Red Tiger’s Eye
  • Blue Tiger’s Eye
  • Yellow Tiger’s Eye


The Growling Healing Properties of Tiger’s Eye

Tiger’s Eye are attached with lots of beneficial help and here are most of them

  • Roman Soldiers wore tiger’s eye for protection in battle
  • Used as amulet against curses or ill wishing
  • Perfect stone for harmony and balance
  • A strong stone that needs to be accompanied in terms of survival
  • A gemstone that can help us be more active
  • Releases fear and anxiety

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