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approx. size : 34 (length) x 35mm (width) x 6.5mm (thick)
approx. weight : 10 grams = 50 carats
one pendant, top drilled front to back
Listing is for the exact pendant as pictured.
Color of gemstone may vary slightly from screen to screen.
** Tiger Eye (also called Tigers Eye or Tiger's Eye) is also called Crocidolite cat's eye or African cat's eye.
Tiger Eye is quartz with rich alternating yellow and brown stripes due to presence of iron oxides. It contains oriented fibers of Crocidolite (a mineral of the amphibole group) that have been replaced by silica. With its strong chatoyance, the gemstone gets its name from its resemblance to the eyes of a tiger.
Roman soldiers reportedly wore Tiger Eye for protection in battle, and the stone was thought to be all-seeing, due to its ocular appearance. However, Tiger Eye didn't make its gemstone debut until sometime in the late 19th century Tiger Eye is found mainly in South Africa, but also in Australia, Myanmar, Namibia and California (U.S.A.).
Other "eye" quartzes exist as well, and their names depend only on their background colors and reflections: Green-gray stones are called cat's-eye; blue-grey to bluish varieties are called hawk's-eye; and deep brown stones are called bull's-eye or ox-eye.
Blue Tiger Eye is heat treated to a dark, midnight blue. Red Tiger Eye gets its color from heating as well, which oxidizes the iron and turns it red.
- Listed on Jun 17, 2012
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