Tigers Eye Pendant
Highly polished tigers eye pendant crafted for Stone Mania in a fine sterling silver setting.
Tigers Eye which is one of the old time favourites in the world of gemstones is both popular and highly sought after around the world. It's a brown variety of the mineral quartz which is easily recognised because of its distinctive colour and markings. It takes on a high polish and stones are well known for their chatoyancy which is an optical phenomenon which gives the impression that colour and markings are moving as the stone catches the light at various angles.
South Africa is one of the world's largest exporter of tigers eye and when used for gemstones, it tends to be cut as a cabochon.
This ladies tigers eye pendant has been added to our Bargain Basement because there is a minor imperfection with the shape of the setting. To notice you'll need to look closely but the magnificence of the gemstone makes it difficult to concentrate on the setting. When moved back and forth gently in the light the chatoyancy in this highly polished cabochon can be clearly seen.
Weight (grams): 17.2
Size (cms): 3.8 x 3 x 0.7