♦ The silky reflection in tigers eye called chatoyancy is from the French for “cat’s eye”. It is caused as light is reflected within the thin parallel fibrous bands in the stone.
♦ Hardness: 7
♦ Composition: SiO2
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♦ Many legends about quartz say that wearing tiger's eye is beneficial for health and spiritual well being.
♦ It has been believed that Tigers Eye offers protection, especially carried by travellers.
♦ It was thought to be all seeing because of its appearance.
♦ Legend also says it is a psychic protector, great for business, and an aid to achieving clarity.
♦ Tigers eye is a stone for the mind, not the body. It is used to focus the mind. It will cause the mind to feel more direct in all thoughts. It makes one aware of one's own needs related to the needs of others.
♦ Some believe it will bring prosperity, usually in the form of money. It has been used to enhance the stability required to maintain wealth.
♦ Tigers Eye is believed to counteract feelings of hypochondria.
♦ Tigers Eye is a May and November birthstone and is associated with the signs of Gemini, Leo, Pisces, Capricorn, and Sagittarius.