Tiger eye stone and blue tigers eye meaning.
Tiger’s eye is a chatoyant gemstone that is usually a metamorphic rock with a golden to red-brown colour and a silky lustre. As members of the quartz group, tiger stone and the related blue-coloured mineral hawk’s eye gain their silky, lustrous appearance from the parallel intergrowth of quartz crystals and altered amphibole fibres that have mostly turned into limonite.
Other forms of tiger’s eye
Tiger iron is an altered rock composed chiefly of tiger stone, red jasper and black hematite. The undulating, contrasting bands of colour and lustre make for an attractive motif, and it is mainly used for jewellery-making and ornamentation. The stone is a popular ornamental material used in a variety of applications, from beads to knife hilts.
Tiger iron is mined primarily in South Africa and Western Australia. The stone is composed chiefly of silicon dioxide (SiO2) and is coloured mainly by iron oxide. The specific gravity ranges from 2.64 to 2.71. It is formed by the alteration of crocidolite.
Serpentine deposits in which are occasionally found chatoyant bands of chrysotile fibres have been found in the US states of Arizona and California. These have been cut and sold as Arizona and California gemstones. The trade name of pietersite is used for a fractured or brecciated chalcedony containing amphibole fibers and promoted as crysals from Namibia and China.
Blue tigers eye
There’s a variety of blue-gray stones, called hawk’s eye, it is rarer than the gold color. Beware when buying blue, because it is often dyed rather than natural. If it’s a particularly bright blue rather than gray-blue, it’s probably fake.
Cut, treatment and imitation
Gems are usually given a cabochon cut to best display their chatoyance. Red stones are developed by gentle heat treatment. Dark stones are artificially lightened to improve color using a nitric acid treatment.
Honey-colored stones have been used to imitate the more valued cat’s eye chrysoberyl (cymophane), but the overall effect is unconvincing. Artificial fibre optic glass is a common imitation, and is produced in a wide range of colors. It comes primarily from South Africa and east Asia.
Tiger eye stone meaning and properties benefits
The following section is pseudo scientific and based on cultural beliefs.
tiger stone is a crystal with lovely bands of yellow-golden color through it. Traditionally it was carried as an amulet against curses or ill-wishing. This is a powerful stone that helps you to release fear and anxiety and aids harmony and balance.
Tiger’s eye solar plexus sacral root chakra
By activating and balancing the root sacral chakra, the solar plexus chakra, Tiger’s eye crystal properties helps you stay grounded and centered, even if you’re surrounded by chaos. When you want to step into your personal power and overcome emotional blocks.
What is tiger’s eye good for?
The stone is a crystal with beautiful bands of yellow-golden color throughout. This is a powerful stone that helps you to release fear and anxiety and aids harmony and balance. It stimulates taking action, and helps you to make decisions with discernment and understanding, and unclouded by your emotions.
What is the benefit of tiger eye stone?
A stone of protection, tigers eye meaning may also bring good luck to the wearer. It has the power to focus the mind, promoting mental clarity, assisting us to resolve problems objectively and unclouded by emotions. Particularly useful for healing psychosomatic illnesses, dispelling fear and anxiety.
What does wearing tiger’s eye do?
The benefits and healing power that the tiger stone crystal offers is appreciated and respected by all those who wear it. The crystal encourages a passion for life and enhances your willpower and drives your will for success. Those who believe that curses exist often keep the crystal close by.
What is the meaning of tiger eye bracelet?
The crystal may bring good luck and protection from the evil eye to the wearer. It also known to bring clear thinking and insight. Traditionally it was carried as an amulet against curses or ill-wishing, and is known to give you courage, self confidence and strength of will.
Who can wear tiger eye?
Saturn rules two zodiac signs, Capricorn and Aquarius. If you’re a Capricornian, you will find the stone disturbing your peace. Sleeping with this stone can give you nightmares, besides spoiling your career plans. If your zodiac is Aquarius, you shouldn’t wear tiger stone.
Is tiger’s eye dangerous?
This stone is formed in part from the mineral crocidolite, which is a type of asbestos. During the formation of the gemstone, crocidolite is completely replaced with quartz and iron ore, so if you ever wondered whether tiger stone is dangerous. No, it isn’t.
Is tiger stone a protection stone?
A very protective stone. It has powerful and dynamic energy with a watchful quality to it. The specific colors of the stone, from golden yellow to deep red, express strengthening and grounding energies in different degrees. It also has a mystical quality about it.
When should I wear tiger eye stone?
To avail the benefits of this gemstone, first of all, you must detoxify it. Keep it dipped in water for overnight for this purpose. It should be worn in ring finger of your correct hand. Prefer wearing the stone during sunrise of any Monday that occurs in waxing moon or Shukla Paksh.
How can you tell a real tiger eye stone?
A stone is being identified by examining its color and durability largely. The most identical color of stone is golden or brown which is achieved due to silicon dioxide composition. Moreover, the durability of the stone range from 6.5 to 7.0.
How do you clean tiger eye stone?
Cleaning should only done using only warm water and a mild soap or detergent. Avoid harsh chemicals and cleaners such as bleach, ammonia or sulfuric acid. Also avoid spraying perfume or hairspray on your gems.
What stone goes well with tiger eye?
It works very well with other gemstones, in fact its energy will enhance all the nearby gemstones. It is especially good with other forms of quartz, charoite, malachite and jasper make great combinations.
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