Tiger Iron Pendant
This striking tiger iron ladies pendant features a highly polished cabochon mounted in a fine sterling silver setting. It was crafted by hand exclusively for Stone Mania and as with all of the ladies pendants in our collection, is a one off piece.
Tiger iron was formed over two billion years ago and is frequently mistaken for tigers eye. Although tigers eye is present in this mineral, so is red jasper and hematite which is the mineral form of iron. The colours of tiger iron and tigers eye are indeed very similar but upon closer inspection, it becomes clear that the markings in the two gemstones are actually quite different.
This attractive cabochon boasts distinctive stripes which represent layers within the original rock and it's also slightly chatoyant. This is an optical phenomenon which is caused by the reflectance of light on fibrous inclusions so to be able to see it, this tiger iron pendant must be gently moved around so that it catches the light at various angles. The dark steely grey coloured mineral is hematite and it's an integral part of this stone.
This tiger iron pendant is comfortably light weight and you can bet your bottom dollar people will think it's tigers eye!
Weight (grams): 19.5
Size (cms): 3.4 x 3.5 x 0.7