Tiger’s Eye is an extremely interesting gemstone. While it fairly common in its make up it can be extremely fascinating to look at. The Tiger’s Eye is what its name suggests, a gemstone that largely resembles the mystique and magic of a Tiger’s Eye. The Tiger’s Eye is formed from Quartz, which is one of the most common minerals on earth, making up 12% of the earth’s crust. However, Quartz does come in many varieties and colors, and when certain Quartz colors come together, they can create truly exquisite gemstones.
Usually, the Tiger’s Eye contains three colors; honey yellow, brown and red, these colors along with the silky luster of the quartz creates the appearance and beauty of the Tiger’s Eye. Usually this gemstone is cut into one simple shape, the Cabochon which is spherish. While sizes do vary, most of the time this gemstone is made for a ring or charm setting.
Tiger’s Eye is usually affordable and it should be noted that synthetic Tiger’s Eye do occur, mostly from lower valued minerals or plastic. There is also Tiger’s Eye made from fiber optic plastic filaments.
Besides synthetic Tiger’s Eye, there is also a gemstone called Tiger Iron. This stone is made with red Jasper and black hued Hematite. These gemstones are not as popular as normal Tiger’s Eye, but still extremely beautiful. If you are looking for a gemstone that looks fascinating for everyday jewelry or as a spiritual talisman, Tiger’s Eye is worth pursuing.