These flat-backed cabochons are approximately 18 x 6 x14.5mm and are randomly selected. Due tot he nature of this stone, some cabs may have slight pitting.
Tiger’s Eye, also referred to as Tiger Eye, is a variety of Quartz known for its chatoyancy and rich layers of gold and brown color. It is thought to be a pseudomorph of Quartz, formed as layers of Crocidolite, a fibrous blue asbestos, were replaced over time by Chalcedony Quartz while still retaining the original shape of the asbestos fibers. A later theory proposes a simultaneous growth of the minerals through a crack-seal vein-filling process. In either case, iron from the decomposed Crocidolite oxidized to its brown color, and reflection of the light on the random fibers produces the gleaming chatoyancy. It can also be found in a variety of other colors.
Mohs scale: 7