Tiger Eye Gemstone
Tiger's-eye, also called "tiger eye" and "tigers eye," is a very popular gemstone that displays a chatoyancy (cat's-eye) when a polished stone is moved back and forth in incident light. It is a quartz gemstone.
Tiger's-eye cabochons are very popular ring stones. They are one of the most common stones used in men's rings and cufflinks. It is also frequently cut into beads for use in necklaces and earrings. Tiger's-eye is frequently used for small sculptures and for producing tumbled stones. It is considered a semiprecious stone.
Tiger's-eye is frequently used as a rough in the production of tumbled stones. It has a hardness of 7 and tumbles well with other quartz gemstones and with agates or jaspers.
Tiger Eye Stone
Tiger Eye is a variety of macrocrystalline Quartz known for its remarkable chatoyancy and rich layers of gold and brown color. It is thought to be a pseudomorph of Quartz, formed as layers of Crocidolite, a fibrous blue asbestos, were replaced over time by Chalcedony Quartz while still retaining the original shape of the asbestos fibers.
Tiger Eye Crystal
Tigers Eye Stone is a crystal with lovely bands of yellow-golden color through it. This is one of natural healing crystals. While it is not usually classified as a quartz crystal, it's make-up is quartz with inclusions of various minerals bound up within the quartz. This gives these stones their golden color.