Tiger's eye is one of the shimmering, opaque varieties of quartz. The optical properties of the stone are called the cat's eye effect. This means that there is a flickering belt on the stone that moves as you turn the mineral in your hand. The name of the tiger's eye obviously comes from the aforementioned optical effect. Interestingly, this stone is typically associated with brown-golden colors, however, it also comes in shades of green and blue.
Long ago, the tiger's eye was a mineral that was willingly used as an amulet. Talismans made of it were supposed to protect warriors from being injured in battle, and even to deter death. Nowadays, some people believe that it is a perfect mineral for businessmen, people looking for success and financial stability in life.
Properties of the tiger's eye
The tiger's eye is a quite durable mineral, its hardness is estimated at 6.5 to 7 on the Mohs scale. This means that jewelry made of it will be durable. What's more, the tiger's eye has a soft, silky shine that perfectly complements the golden colors of the stone. Combined with the twinkling cat's eye effect, this creates a perfect blend for a decorative stone!
Tiger eye jewelry findings
This mineral is great for creating men's and women's jewelry. It looks great in combination with a natural string, black leather thong and gold. You can find tiger eye beads on our website both in the form of classic balls and in the shape of irregular chips. The glistening stones make the jewelry made of them eye-catching and beautifully reflect the light without dazzling with blinding glow.