This Tiger’s Eye specimen from South Africa was cut, hand-ground, and polished into a 4.6 ounce, 1.7 inch polished sphere. This is a natural stone with no enhancements.
Of note: All of our spheres come from natural stones that have been formed over millions of years. Polishing enhances the natural occurring colors. Please note that the cut and polish may not remove all inclusions, natural lines or indentations. This is normal and part of the natural material.
Tiger eye (also called Tiger's eye or Tigers eye) is a chatoyant gemstone that is usually a metamorphic rock that is a golden to red-brown color, with a silky luster. It is formed when the Quartz takes over and dissolves the Crocodolite, leaving the Quartz in a finely fibrous and chatoyant form. When polished, its silky luster creates a beautiful chatoyant effect of moving layers of brown and yellow lines and waves.
Tiger Eye is thought to be a stone of protection that is also very stabilizing and grounding. It enhances integrity, willpower, self-confidence, practicality and correct use of power. It is a stone that enhances good luck, and brings prosperity, often in the form of money. Tiger eye is also a very protective stone which is especially protective during travel. It can also help one see clearly without illusion. Tiger eye brings a special boost to the solar plexus chakra and to one's personal power.