Black Tigers Eye Pendant
Black tigers eye is a gemstone that comes from the mineral tigers eye but is not as well known as the brown variety of this stone. The reason why black tigers eye has more of a blackened appearance is because the stone has been heat treated which causes it to gradually turn darker.
Although highly polished, the surface of this black tigers eye cabochon exhibits a slightly dull lustre and when viewed in good light it exhibits fascinating chatoyancy. This is an optical illusion that's caused as light reflects off the fibres within the stone and when this black tigers eye pendant is held horizontally and gently moved back and forth, the markings appear to shimmer. The amount of black colouration that can be seen also changes depending on the angle from which the stone is viewed. When viewed from one direction it seems to be predominantly black yet from another, considerably more yellow and brown can be seen.
The reason for this black tigers eye pendant being reduced is because there are some very minor polishing issues just above the sterling silver setting on either side of the cabochon and there are also two slight indentations from where it was being held a little too tightly in the clamp whilst the pendant was being crafted. The setting is also not perfectly symmetrical although you'll have to look really closely to notice it. Due to the quantity of gemstone pendants that we have crafted for us each year, there are always a few which end up with some minor anomalies or imperfections and instead of having them re-polished and/or crafted, it's easier for us to offer them for sale in our Bargain Basement. With that said, should you not be totally satisfied with any pendant that you purchase from Stone Mania, it may be returned for a full refund (T&C's apply).
This black tigers eye pendant is light weight and has been crafted in a fine sterling silver setting. If you're not looking for absolute perfection, it's a lovely piece of ladies jewellery at a totally unbeatable price.
Weight (grams): 16.8
Size (cms): 3.8 x 2.1 x 0.9