Tigers Eye Pendant
Pretty tigers eye pendant featuring a highly polished cabochon mounted in a hand crafted sterling silver setting. This gemstone exhibits nice chatoyancy which is an optical effect most often seen in this brown coloured mineral. As the gemstone is gently moved around and captures the light at various angles, a kind of sheen becomes visible which is the result of light reflecting off the fibres within the stone. Although this can be seen in several different minerals, chatoyancy is best known for being present in tigers eye.
Tigers eye is one of the old time favourites in the world of rocks and minerals and has always been popular as a lapidary material. A brown variety of the mineral quartz, large quantities come from one particular region in South Africa.
In Ancient Rome soldiers wore or carried tigers eye because they believed it was an all seeing eye which offered protection. The stone is still used today for psychic protection and features prominently in the world of crystal healing.
Weight (grams): 12.7
Size (cms): 2.9 x 2.7 x 0.6