Carved from natural tiger's eye, these unique pendants are drilled horizontally through the ears, making them perfect for pendants and beaded projects. They have back onyx eyes, some may feature banding. Some pieces have flat backs similar to a cabochon while others are rounded. The drilled holes are roughly 2-2.5mm wide. Each pendant is roughly 44-46mm tall.
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