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Tigereye Gemstone Properties


Design Possibilities

Look into the eye of a magnificent tiger. That creature's animal magnetism gleams in this golden-yellow, deeply banded gemstone. Tigereye is actually silicified crocidolite in quartz. When it's cut into cabochons, that iridescent undulating luster (chatoyancy) is as hypnotic as the eye of an actual tiger. You can count on golden tigereye beads and cabochons for beauty and wide customer appeal. But don't overlook the deep grey/black form of it. It has the sleek power and beauty of a black panther. And this year, when red is being splashed all over the place in accessories, you'll love what heat-treated, deep red tigereye beads does for your jewelry. They're like tiny bits of dynamite with a tiger inside them. That's one powerful combination!

Metaphysical/Healing Properties

All you have to do to know the spiritual value of tigereye is think of its name. Tigereye promotes clear-eyed vision. It helps us see ourselves and the world around us more perceptively. Like the great cat it's named for, this gemstone knows the importance of being attentive. When we keep our eyes wide open, we are more apt to act appropriately and at the appropriate moment. It's an approach to life that can help us live longer and embrace life as an exciting learning experience. When things get tense around you, look at that tigereye ring or pendant you're wearing. It's there to remind you: stop, look and listen before you do any leaping.

Mineral Information Silicon dioxide, macrocrystalline quartz
Chemical Composition SiO2
Color Gold/yellow with brown; deep grey with black; red
Hardness 7
Specific Gravity 2.65
Refractive Index 1.544-1.553

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**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. Fire Mountain Gems and Beads® does not guarantee the validity of any of these statements.

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