Tiger Iron Pendant
Pendant Jewellery for Women
Beautiful tiger iron gemstone crafted as a pendant necklace in a timeless sterling silver setting.
Tiger iron is a natural rock that formed over two billion years ago and as a gemstone it's frequently mistaken for the mineral tigers eye. Although tigers eye is present it's sandwiched between layers of red Jasper and the mineral hematite.
The layers in this highly polished stone are wonderfully distinctive and the sections of tigers eye are very slightly chatoyant. Chatoyance is an optical phenomenon caused by the reflectance of light on fibrous inclusions but to be fully appreciated the stone needs to be gently moved back and forth so that it captures the light at various angles. The dark steely grey coloured layers are hematite and its presence makes it quite easy to distinguish tiger iron from tigers eye.
Weight (grams) : 19.5
Size (cms) : 3.4 x 3.5 x 0.7