Tiger Iron Pendant
Polished Tiger Iron Ladies Jewellery
A beautifully polished tiger iron gemstone mounted as a ladies pendant in a fine sterling silver setting.
Although often confused for the gemstone tigers eye due to the similarity in colour, the markings in tiger iron are actually quite different. Made up of layers of tigers eye, red jasper and the mineral hematite, it formed over two billion years ago as deposits of these three minerals slowly smashed together as tectonic plates shifted to create the Australian continent. The markings that can be seen in the stone today are the result of extreme pressure on the original crystals whose presence can be seen in the distinctive layers.
This elegant tiger iron pendant has been added to our collection of sale jewellery in the Bargain Basement because the bale at the top is very slightly off centre although you'll have to be observant to notice it. All of the sterling silver settings for our gemstone pendants have been crafted entirely by hand and it's minor anomalies and quirks like this in hand-made jewellery that made each piece so unique.
Weight (grams) : 24
Size (cms) : 4.4 x 3.3 x 0.7