This stone got its unique name because it resembles the eye of a tiger or a cat. It’s yellow brown to golden brown in colour.
Tiger's Eye has a deep, silky, and lustrous surface with characteristic undulating bands of iron and colour to give its unique appearance.
Tiger’s Eye is a 7 on the Mohs scale making it a hard stone that is resistant to scratches.
Tiger’s Eye is a member of the quartz family and is a durable gemstone but is sensitive to some household cleaning solvents. Cleaning should only be done using warm water and a mild soap.
MYTHOLOGY & ASSOCIATION
Tiger’s Eye was used in ancient times by warriors and soldiers for protection from evil and for its ability to give its wearer courage. It is believed to be a stone of confidence often used by travelers. Tiger’s Eye is believed to have positive effects on physical strength and stamina. It is excellent for helping with sight issues and it is thought to improve focus. Physically, it is often used for eyesight, spine, neck and sinus problems.
SPECIES/GROUP : Quartz
CLASSIFICATION : Gemstone