Tiger's Eye Gemstones
The Tiger's Eye Gemstones is renowned as a chatoyant gemstone – meaning that it displays a unique property of optics in which it looks like a cat's eye glowing in the dark. It's usually found in metamorphic rocks, and is a derivative of silica (silicon dioxide) crystals. The stone can be red, or dark yellow, depending on it’s source and the way it have been cut. The stone is also polished, and when finally prepared, has a very unique sheen that can be both seen and felt. Africa, notably South Africa and Asia are the two biggest producers of the Tiger's Eye Gemstones.
A lot of imitations are currently available for the Tiger's Eye Gemstones – including glass imitations. The original stone can be easily identified from the duplicates. Today, Tiger's Eye Gemstone is used for constructing ornaments and jewelry – the stone can be studded into bracelets, pendants, beads and rings. It's very famously found in Africa and East Asia.
Properties and healing effects
Wearing the Tiger's Eye Gem apparently helps improve values of self-esteem and self-dignity. It's also highly related to qualities of patience and tolerance, and other spiritual values. This stone, when worn in contact with the skin, helps spread joy and raises the importance of peace within, and also improves the wearer's health. It promotes courage and self-integration. Among health issues, the stone helps heal skin disorder
and bone and tissue wounds. It is a Gemstone of the root chakra and connect one to the abundance energy of Mother Earth.
The stone is extensively found in East Asia – India, Burma and Korea – Australia, Brazil and parts of Africa including Namibia.
How to care for your Tiger's Eye Gemstones:
- The Tiger's Eye Stone might frequently carry negative energies and the stone or ring can be detoxified by dipping it in water overnight.
- Wipe your Tiger's Eye Gemstone with a soft cloth; make sure it's not rubbed or scratched against other harder Gemstones.