What is a tiger’s eye?
Tiger’s eye is a golden-brown chatoyant gemstone, made from a metamorphic quartz rock. Chatoyant is a band of bright glow caused by reflections.
A real tiger’s eye is round with yellow or pale irises. The gemstone is named after the colour of a tiger’s fur, and its eye. The gemstone is said to have a protective, watchful-eye energy.
The rock is found in western Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Korea, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, South Africa, and Spain.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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