Black tigers eye highly polished on just one side although it can't be fully appreciated in our photo. A subtle ghost-like sheen runs across the length of this piece just above centre. It's visible irrespective of the angle at which the stone is held. Slight chatoyance can also be seen which increases with an increase in light. Chatoyance is a band of reflected light that moves just beneath the surface of the stone.
The back of this black tigers eye stone has not been polished and does not exhibit chatoyance. It's a great piece that would fit comfortably into any collection of rocks and minerals.
We've added a clip to our Instagram page of the chatoyance that can be seen. With that said, the only way to really appreciate this black tigers eye stone is to have it in your hands.