One of the more unique looking and interesting gemstones available for sale is Tiger’s Eye. Tiger’s Eye resembles the color and patterns of a Tiger’s Eye. It is also extremely similar to the Hawk’s Eye and instead of having blue, it includes an inclusions of crocidolite that has oxidized creating a beautiful brown hue.
Three main uses of Tiger’s Eye are for ornamental jewelry, as a talisman and for samples for gem collectors. It should be noted that the mineral Quartz, which Tiger’s Eye is formed from does have many uses, some for ornamental jewelry and others that are industrial and electrical in purpose.
Tiger’s Eye is made from Quartz which is Silica dioxide. This mineral is great for jewelry pieces due to the fact that it is hard, usually with a hardness of 7 on the Moh’s hardness scale, it is also very stable and can be worn daily.
Tigers Eye includes the colors of yellow or honey, red and brown. It usually comes with a very silky luster and is made from the fibrous type of Quartz (cryptocrystalline). Most of the time, these colors are either in lines or bent. This beautiful gemstone is usually very affordable and has been known to man for thousands of years. For those that are spiritual and into astrology, Tiger’s Eye is used for positive effects for oneself. In ancient times it was used to protect oneself from evil spirits and evil doers. While most people purchase this gemstone for its beauty, it is still fascinating and mystical to look at.