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Tiger's Eye

Tiger eye's visual structure resembles the eye of a tiger or a cat, with bands of iron giving the stone its unique appearance.

ORIGIN

Tiger’s Eye is a chatoyant gemstone that has a golden, red-brown colour and characteristic stripes of iron. It’s a member of the quartz group and has a silky, smooth appearance when polished.

Tiger’s Eye can be found in many locations around the world, including Thailand, South Africa, Australia and Brazil.

NAME

This stone got its unique name because it resembles the eye of a tiger or a cat. It’s yellow brown to golden brown in color.

APPEARANCE

Tiger's Eye has a deep, silky, and lustrous surface with characteristic undulating bands of iron and colour to give its unique appearance.

DURABILITY

Tiger’s Eye is a 7 on Mohs scale making it a hard stone that is resistant to scratches.

CARE

Tiger’s Eye is a member of the quartz family and is a durable gemstone but is sensitive to some household cleaning solvents. Cleaning should only be done using warm water and a mild soap. For additional care information, please see our care guide.

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MYTHOLOGY & ASSOCIATION

Tiger’s Eye was used in ancient times by warriors and soldiers for protection from evil and for its ability to give its wearer courage. It is believed to be a stone of confidence often used by travelers. Tiger’s Eye is believed to have positive effects on physical strength and stamina. It is excellent for helping with sight issues and it is thought to improve focus. 

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Sweet as Honey

This gorgeous Pandora Shine charm features a honeybee atop a beehive, encased in a tiger's eye stone. 

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Facts

SPECIES/GROUP: Quartz

CLASSIFICATION: Gemstone

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