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Tigereye Cabochons

Tigereye (or Tiger Eye or Tiger's Eye) is a semi precious gemstone quartz usually with rich yellow and brown stripes, but it can be red or blue.

Tigereye contains oriented fibers of crocidolite that have been replaced by silica. The fibers are twisted or crumpled instead of straight, reminiscent of sand and sunlight. Tiger Eye gem stone cabochons are vitreous (hard, unbendable and glasslike).

With its strong chatoyance, the semi precious stones get their name from its resemblance to the eye of a tiger. These gorgeous jewelry cabochons seem to glow with an inner light.

Metaphysical Properties: Tigereye cabochons are said to enhance integrity, willpower, practicality and correct use of power. It is a stone that brings good luck, and prosperity, often in the form of money. Tiger Eye is a very protective cabochon to wear, and is especially protective during travel.