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TIGER EYE

Overview:Tigereye is derived from a mineral called crocidolite, which has been oxidized to golden brown from it's original blue color and has been completely replaced by quartz. It is considered to be the most popular chatoyant gem.Tiger iron is composed of tiger's eye, red jasper and black hematite. It has a greenish cast with shades of brown, golden yellow, and reds.

Usage:

Tiger eye balances emotions and brings clarity and focus to the

mind. Opens the circulatory system to a more uniform and

consistent flow.It has been said that Tiger Eye offers protection during travel.

Physical Properties:

Tiger Eye

Tiger Eye Birthstone

Color
Gold/yellow/brown, deep grey with black, red
Hardness
7
Specific Gravity
2.65 - 2.66
Refractive Index
1.544-1.553

Sign of Tiger Eye:Gemini

It helps us to obtain goals by taking direct action and by learning when to act or wait. It is especially good for

clear thinking and helps one to see a problem objectively when confused or emotionally affected. Promotes

balance and strength to get through difficult phases of life.

Legend:

Tiger eye shows bands that resemble an eye of tiger, so it received its name due to this similarity. Roman soldiers wore tiger's-eye for protection in battle. Legend also says it is a psychic protector, great for business, and an aid to achieving clarity.

Occurrence:

South Africa, Australia, Burma, India and the United States. The best stones come from Griqualand West.