This highly polished stone exhibits hues of brown which vary from light to dark. Some chatoyance can also be seen. Chatoyance is an optical phenomenon that occurs in some minerals. It's best known for being present in tigers eye.
As light reflects off fibres beneath the surface of the stone, a band of reflected light can be seen. The reflection can cause colours and markings in some tigers eye to appear as if they're moving around. The extent to which this can be seen depends on the amount of light being reflected and the angle.
This tigers eye gemstone makes an elegant ladies pendant. It has been mounted in a handmade sterling silver setting.
Most of the world's finest tigers eye comes from South Africa and Australia. When used for its metaphysical properties tigers eye is a stone of strength and resilience. It can help to build courage and overcome fear.