Tigers Eye Cabochon 25mm
Tigers Eye is a member of the quartz family with a silky lustre. This opaque stone is usually cut as a cabochon to bring out the chatoyancy (or catseye effect). Tigers Eye usually has brown and golden stripes, although there is a blueish version known as 'Hawk's Eye'.
It can be found in South Africa, east Asia and Australia has a hardness of 7.0 on the Moh's scale.
It has been used as a gemstone since ancient times, with the Romans using it as a talisman. Tigers Eye is said to enhance courage and willpower and to promote creativity in those who wear it.
The price shown is for one round tigers eye cabochon.