red tigers eye gemstone pendant crafted in sterling silverRed Tigers Eye Pendant | Stone Mania
red tigers eye gemstone pendant crafted in sterling silver
red tigers eye gemstone pendant crafted in sterling silver
red tigers eye gemstone pendant crafted in sterling silver

Red Tigers Eye Pendant

Price: £34.79
Old Price:£57.99
Product Code: RIYP

 

 

Red Tigers Eye Pendant

 

 

Surprisingly this deep reddish brown coloured stone is Tigers Eye but the colour has been changed through the use of heat.  Although best known as a yellow and brown coloured stones, when heated that can be changed to produce either red or Black Tigers Eye.   

The mineral Tigers Eye is well known for an optical phenomenon known as chatoyance and whilst it can still be seen in the black variety, it is not present in red Tigers Eye.  Although enhancing or changing the colour completely of gemstones using heat may to some sound like cheating, this practice has been carried out in one form or another for thousands of years and was even documented by the Ancient Greek philosopher Theophrastus (c.370 - 285 BC) in his treatise Theophrastus On Stones.

This beautifully polished cabochon makes an outstanding ladies pendant and has been mounted in a hand crafted sterling silver setting.  It should be mentioned that on the back of this cabochon there is an indentation where the stone was polished down to remove an anomaly.  This minor imperfection is the reason why this red tigers pendant has been added to our Bargain Basement.     

Weight (grams) : 29.9
Size (cms) : 4.7 x 3.4 x 0.9

 

 

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