All you need to know about Tiger's Eye!

Tiger’s Eye belongs to one of the twinkling varieties of quartz (which contain crocidolite fibers, a mineral from the amphibole group).

The opaque mineral shows the so-called optical “cat’s eye effect”, which appears as a narrow line of light, resembling the pupil of a cat’s eye, which moves over the polished and protruding surface of the stone as it rotates. The “cat’s eye” effect intensively enhances the proper grinding of a stone in the form of a cabochon or a ball. This effect is achieved through oxidized crocidolite (a mineral from the amphibole group) and crossite (a mineral from the silicate group) in the form of fibrous ingrowths running in the same direction – their surface is responsible for the unusual shine. The quartz tiger’s eye mostly occurs with the quartz falcon’s eye, the quartz hawk’s eye, and sometimes the quartz buffalo’s eye as well. They differ from the tiger’s eye in the oxidation of amphibole infixes. It is not without reason that the stone is called a tiger’s eye, as it is enriched with unusual spots, with a dark strand “running” through the center, which is associated with the color of a tiger. Tiger’s Eye stone is a brittle, delicate, and opaque mineral that belongs to a rare group of minerals. It naturally appears in the territory of South Africa (the Oranje River in the massive Door), Australia, Namibia, USA, Mexico, Burma, India, Russia, and Ukraine. Quartz stone is a rare mineral, however, it is widely used. It is a precious collectible stone, used in decorative accessories as well as decorative elements such as boxes, ashtrays, etc. It is often used in jewelry as the main stone in artistic and unconventional hand made jewelry. It is a Zodiac stone of Gemini, Leo, and Taurus.

 

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Properties of the tiger’s eye stone

  • Chemistry: SiO2
  • Category: variety of quartz, silicates
  • Appearance: crystals in which limonite infiltrates can be distinguished, and occasionally also other minerals; translucent, opaque.
  • Density: 2.65
  • Mohs hardness: 7
  • Breakthrough: seashell
  • Gloss: silky or glassy
  • Scratch: white
  • Cleavage: does not contain
  • Color: yellow and yellow-brown
  • Transparency degree: opaque, translucent
  • Refractive index: 1.544-1.553
  • Bipartisan: 0.009
  • Dispersion: 0.013
  • Pleochroism: none
  • Luminescence: not present

This unique mineral is recommended for everyone with allergies, as well as those suffering from chronic diseases because the stone supports natural healing sources. The second group that will benefit from the Tiger’s eye consists of people such as entrepreneurs and everybody who struggles with financial problems. In ancient times it was believed that this stone brings good fortune and success. The stone emits positive vibrations, which activate your inner energy which helps you to achieve your goals as well as to overcome obstacles. What else can Tiger’s eye do for you? It improves your creative thinking, realized your hidden potential, and helps to set goals.

Tiger’s Eye Healing Properties

Tiger’s Eye has many precious healing properties. It has a positive effect on psychic, it improves your mood, has soothing effects, reduces anxiety level, protects against toxic relationships, improves your self-esteem and capabilities (it is especially recommended for anxious and unconfident people). Additionally, the stone creates a natural barrier that protects against negative thoughts, helps to reduce stress level and exhaustion, as well as improves natural healing forces. Tiger’s eye has a positive impact on sight in both meanings. It helps to improve your eye-sight as well as helps to clear your thoughts, as it improves your perception and improves concentration. The stone is used in lithotherapy, the therapy with healing stones. It was a popular therapy in ancient times. In Greece, people suffering from various different bone problems were advised to drink water with powdered minerals which contained calcium. In India, people were treated with special poultices made of pearls. People suffering from chronic diseases were treated with special powdered crystals that contained various different macro and microelements. Those methods are used as well in modern medicine, but it is important to remember that they are not considered a complete therapy but just a supportive one and should not be used without consultation with a doctor. Tiger’s eye has positive effects on respiratory system, digestive system, and nervous system. Strong vibrations of the stone help to treat headaches and severe migraines.

Due to the original color of the stone, it is often associated with the solar plexus, it improves digestion and heals symptoms of colds. In order to improve sight, place clean stones on your eyelids. It is also worth cleaning your eyes with the water in which the stones were cleaned. The characteristic and mesmerizing color rotation of the stone is stimulating. Tiger’s eye helps to deal with emotions, adds energy, happiness, positive vibes, and reduces anxiety level. It clears mind, improves concentration, and strong will.

Tiger’s eye helps to freely express feelings and thoughts. It boosts energy flow and removes all energetic barriers. All that improves natural inherited self-healing properties and improves blood flow. It is believed that the stones stimulate digestion and help to assimilate nutrients. What’s more, the stone helps with food poisoning and symptoms such as stomachaches, dizziness, and chronic tiredness.

Tiger’s eye placed on the solar plexus helps to increase the body’s temperature, which results in quicker recovery from colds, flu, angina and pneumonia. In addition, it boosts the healing properties of medicines and quicker recovery. The stone can be placed on eyelids in order to treat headaches and reduce the tiredness of the eyes with the computer’s screen. Such treatment helps to reduce pain and itchiness, reduces shadows and swellings, and improves sight. Tiger’s eye is often worn on the chest soothing symptoms of asthma, inflammation of the upper respiratory tract, and various types of allergies, such as coughing, sneezing, and watery eyes.

Tiger’s Eye – Meaning and Magical Properties:

Tiger’s eye is a rare mineral that has been used as a protective amulet since ancient times. It was believed that the stones have magical properties that protect people from evil forces and spirits as well as death and wounds, that’s why they were used by warriors and soldiers. Tiger’s eye was considered a stone of success and wealth as well as a stone of happiness, optimism, and joy because it improved mood, it helped to achieve goals and high concentration. This mineral was associated with the solar plexus chakra. It was also used for the third eye chakra as well as the sacral chakra.

 

Healing properties of the Tiger’s Eye stone

  • Eyes (the stone helps to sharpen eyesight and also supports night vision),
  • Neck (reduces pain),
  • Affects the synchronization of the cerebral hemispheres,
  • Reproductive organs,
  • Respiratory system (alleviating inflammation and allergy symptoms),
  • Digestive system (the stone cleans the liver and also regulates cholesterol),
  • Muscles (removal of spasms and blockages)
  • Bones (rebuilds their structure)
  • Skin Diseases
  • Mental Sicknesses
  • Depression and apathy
  • Blood diseases
  • Nosebleeding
  • Sciatica and much more.

 

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Magical Properties

The uniqueness of the stone, apart from its aesthetic values, is evidenced by the rich symbolism and references to the signs of the zodiac, i.e. Gemini, Leo, and Taurus. Tiger’s eye is believed to be a powerful amulet that positively affects health and life force. It was used as a protective amulet by Roman warriors and soldiers as it was believed to protect against death and wounds. It is used to boost positive energy that surrounds every being and different aspect of life. The amazing aura that the tiger’s eye creates attracts health, prosperity, and wealth. This peculiar mineral is perfect for jewelry.

Tiger’s Eye Zodiac

Tiger’s eye stone has many lovers around the world. This unique mineral is especially loved for zodiac Leo, Gemini, and Taurus.

Tiger’s eye cleaning

It is recommended to clean the tiger’s eye with special care and non-invasive method. The mineral should be cleaned with warm water and then dried with a soft cloth. The stone should not be kept near the tv or radio, as both of these facilities may negatively affect the unique energy of the mineral.

Types of Tiger’s eye

Red Tiger’s eye – the symbol of success and wealth

The red tiger’s eye is one of the most popular varieties of this unique magical stone. It is proclaimed a stone that represents wealth and success. It can be used as a talisman to increase positive energy and money flow, as well as increase fortune. It can as well help to reduce negative aspects of depression, apathy, add self-esteem, courage, and motivation.

Blue Tiger’s eye – stress relief

The blue tiger’s eye is another variety of this unique stone. It is a very important stone for everyone dealing with anxiety and stress. The stone helps to soothe emotions and reduce stress and anxiety level. It helps with fear and anger as well as other negative emotions.

Green Tiger’s eye – strengthening beliefs

The green tiger’s eye is a stone that protects again losing money and curses. It attracts wealth, successes, and good fortune, as well as encourages us and gives us confidence. It boosts self-esteem, confidence, and improves astral visions. The green stone improves energy flow. It is a great talisman for everyone who feels weak or tired. It helps to remove negative thoughts. It also helps to deal with depressive emotions. It is a great amulet for shy and quiet people, as it can add them courage and improve their public speaking skills.

Other varieties of the tiger’s eye

Tiger’s Iron

Tiger’s Iron is a transformed rock made of tiger’s eye, red jasper, and black hematite. It is characterized by wavy stripes of colors and shine, that create an attractive pattern which makes it extremely precious for jewelry making. Tiger’s iron is one of the most popular decorative materials that is used to produce beads, knives, or handles. Tiger’s iron is mostly mined in South Africa and West Australia. Tiger’s eye is made of silicon dioxide and is colored mainly with iron oxide. The tiger’s iron density ranges from 2.64 to 2.71. It emerges as a result of the crocidolite change. In the United States, in California and Arizona, serpentine deposits with sporadic strands of chrysotile fibers were discovered. They were cut and sold as the “Arizona Tiger Eye” and “California Tiger Eye” gemstones.

 

Tiger’s eye treatment and imitations

How to treat the tiger’s eye? The stone is cut with a special cabochon press. With the use of slow temperature treatment, the stone becomes red. The stones that are too dark are chemically lightened with nitric acid. The stone in honey color is used to produce an imitation of the precious chrysoberyl (cymophane) in the form of the cat’s eye but the overall effect is quite unconvincing. Artificial fiber optic glass is a popular tiger’s eye imitation and is produced in a wide range of colors.

 

Some examples of the use of the Tiger’s eye in modern minimalistic jewelry

As mentioned above, the tiger’s eye makes a unique amulet that helps attract wealth, fortune, success, and happiness. It boosts self-esteem, reduces anxiety level and stress, and improves energy flow, as well as restores the balance between the spirt and the body. In addition, it improves moods, senses, and helps with relations and helps to avoid toxic relationships. Additionally, it has healing properties and is used in the lithotherapy. All those unique properties blend perfectly with the natural beauty of the stone and its aesthetic values. That’s why the tiger’s eye is so often used in modern, jewelry as a decorative stone.

 

Silver sun necklace with tiger’s eye

A silver necklace with a sun charm with a decorative tiger’s eye stone is one of our newest propositions for every woman who loves unconventional and innovative style. It is a perfect neck decoration for every lover of minimalistic and magical accessories. The pendant in the form of a beautiful minimalistic sun decorated with a subtle tiger’s eye stone as a form of a small cabochon. Tiger’s eye in this necklace originates from India. It is characterized by unique shine and pattern in the form of a dark stripe in the middle of the stone, that resembles the patterns on the tiger’s fur. Tiger’s eye is a brittle, delicate, and opaque mineral that is a very rare mineral. Its mine sources are located in Australia, South Africa, Mexico, Russia, India, Burma as well as Madagascar. The uniqueness of the stone, apart from its aesthetic values, is evidenced by the rich symbolism and references to the s zodiac, i.e. Gemini. Leo or Taurus. In esoterics, it is used as an amulet with a positive influence on health and living force. It was used by Roman warriors and soldiers as it was believed to protect against wounds and death. Nowadays the stone is believed to be a source of positive energy that affects many different aspects of our lives. The special aura surrounding the tiger’s eye stone attracts health, prosperity, and wealth. The stone is a perfect decoration of many different accessories. They are not only a great addition to many different wearings, but also a perfect personal amulet that will bring luck. The sun shape is not random. It symbolizes happiness, prosperity, rebirth, fertility, strength, endurance, and a good beginning. In Celtic beliefs, the sun was especially worshiped, as it was considered a life force, a source of energy, healing power, and hope of the dead. The solar theme also refers to the magical Sabbath Mabon, heralding the beginning of autumn. The unique combination of precious metal, Buddhist tiger’s eye stone, and the sun symbol is not random, as it indicates the durability and uniqueness of this piece of jewelry. The necklace is made of sterling silver and is a part of a handmade jewelry collection. It is perfect for many different occasions – from everyday wearing to special events such as business meetings, family gatherings, or parties. It is a perfect accessory for casual and elegant outfits. It is worth wearing every time we search for additional strength and courage. Silver jewelry with tiger’s eye is a perfect decoration of a neck as it sparkles and underlines your personal style. This unique jewelry piece is a perfect gift for nearest and dearest as a symbol of love and devotion. Check our collection and place your order now!