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Tigers Eye Palm Stone Faceted sides.

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Tigers Eye Palm Stone with Faceted Side.
A lovely polished piece with gold to deep brown colour shades and reflections.
Approximately 35mm h x 40mm w x 30mm d.
Weight = Approx 82g.

Tigers Eye
Attributes: Grounding/Protection/Balance/Courage.
Mohs hardness scale: 6.5-7.
Tigers Eye is often referred to as the 'shapeshifter'. Its earthy rich colour with golden bands, flecks of golden sand colour and smudges of inky black and brown. It's a gemstone that displays a chatoyancy (cat's eye) when polished stone is moved back and forth in light. The best specimens of Tigers Eye are usually cut 'en cobochon', in an orientation that shows the best display of chatoyancy.
Throughout history, Tigers Eye has been associated with the power of protection, strength and confidence and was often found in amulets and jewellery. In 16th Century, Tigers Eye was so rare that it was considered to be an element so precious its value was higher than gold. Today, the value can vary depending on the quality, colour and cut of each piece.
The Ancient Chinese credited it with bringing good fortune to the wearer and in Eastern Folklore, Tigers Eye was a depiction of status, courage, power and integrity. In Ancient Egypt, the beautiful bands of gold displayed by the stone were widely believed to be the rays of the powerful Sun God embodied by the Tiger. A legend tells that the stone holds the power of the Midday Sun, the hottest time of the day and symbolic of the life force. The Stone was said to represent the all-powerful eye and was used as a precious sacred offering in the tombs of Pharaohs said to help them navigate the after-life.
In Roman Mythology, Tigers Eye played a central role. Amulets were worn going into battle, seen as an embodiment of the Tigers main character trait, bravery. They believed it would help the wearer fight off fear, protect them and give them the strength to win the battle.
Geology: Tigers Eye is formed when Crocidolite in a rock is replaced with fibrous crystals of Chalcedony, a form of Quartz. The fine, dense fibres form in a parallel yet wavy orientation thus causing the chatoyancy effect. The iron within the mineral dissolves and discolours the quartz providing the golden yellow to brown colour. It's usually a Metamorphic rock with a golden to red-brown colour and a silky lustre.

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Precious and semi-precious gemstones have been used throughout history as an aid to healing. However, crystals, gems and rocks must not be used as an alternative to conventional medicine. They are not to be used as a prescription, diagnosis or treatment. The information supplied is not medical in its origin.

Tigers Eye Palm Stone with Faceted Side.
Approximately 35mm h x 40mm w x 30mm d.
Weight = Approx 82g.