This is polished tiger’s eye (also called tiger eye), a chatoyant gemstone that is usually a golden to red-brown color and a silky luster. You will receive 1 piece chosen at random from the bin. These specimens vary in size, ranging between 1″ – 1.4″.
Tiger’s eye or Tiger Eye is a gorgeous, chatoyant gemstone with alternating bands of golden to red-brown color and a silky luster. It has a fascinating and constantly shifting light effect where the gold and brown bands appear to keep reversing as the stone is moved relative to the light source.
Tiger’s eye is actually a variety of quartz which is chatoyant because of subparallel intergrowth of quartz crystals and altered amphibole fibres that have turned into limonite. It’s primarily used to ornamental and lapidary purposes