Tiger’s Eye is from the quartz family. It is formed when quartz grows over crocidolite. Crocidolite is a type of asbestos with a bluish-gray color. It is made of very fine dense fibers. The crocidolite’s iron dyes the quartz crystal as they overtake the fibers. This is what gives the Tiger’s eye its golden brown or golden red color. The fibers are parallel to one another and are wavy. This causes the chatoyant effect that is seen in the stone. If the process is not complete the crocidolite may still be seen and retains its blue color. This is called Blue Tiger’s eye or Hawk’s eye. It can also combine with hematite or limonite. This forms streaks and patterns in the stone known as The Tiger’s Eye Matrix.
Tiger’s eye has a hardness between 5.5 and 6 on the Mohs hardness scale. Its luster is silky. It is the stone of the 39th anniversary and in ancient times was the birthstone for November.
Metaphysical Properties of Tiger’s Eye
This gem is associated with the root chakra, thus being known as a grounding stone. It helps to calm the emotions, fear and anxiety. It also calms the mind enhancing a person’s ability to concentrate. For these two reasons, Tiger’s Eye is the perfect stone to hold while meditating. It aids in self esteem and courage. The gem also helps your to fight off negative energy for outside influences. Zodiologically, the stone is aligned with Pisces, Capricorn, and Gemini and is associated with the planet Mercury. It is believed that when worn or carried close to the body for most of the day the stone is more powerful.
Physical Healing Properties
Tiger’s eye is known for its ability to balance your system. It is great for those with high blood pressure, diabetes, and asthma. It is also great for balancing the emotions and to help calm anxiety and depression. It is also known to help in the healing process of broken bones.
White Bear Jewelry is not giving medical advice. If you are experiencing any of these conditions please consult a medical practitioner. Please do not stop medical treatment. This is for informational purposes only and can be used in conjunction with proper medical treatment.