Tiger’s Eye

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.

Sumatran Tiger

Sumatran Tiger

 

The rock is found in western Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Korea, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, South Africa, and Spain.

 

Tiger's Eye gemstone

Tiger’s Eye gemstone

 

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

Martina Nicolls: SIMILAR BUT DIFFERENT IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

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