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Tigerís Eye Gemstone Information
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Tigerís Eye is the gemstone representing the 9th wedding anniversary. It is used for focusing the mind. Tiger's Eye also offers protection during travel. It is considered to be the most popular chatoyant gem.
 

ENHANCEMENT CODE E
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PROPERTIES
Refractive Index 1.544-1.553
Hardness = 7 (Moh's Scale)
Specific Gravity = 2.64-2.71
Species - Quartz.
Optic Character - Aggregate.
Phenomena - Chatoyancy.


WARNINGS FOR CARE

Ultrasonic: Usually safe.
Steamer: Risky to use.
Heat: Poor; rapid heat may cause fracturing or breakage.
Chemicals that harm: Hydrofluoric acid, ammonium fluoride.

 

Crystal Structure
Tiger eye crystal image.
Crystal system: Hexagonal (trigonal), fibrous aggregate.

MAJOR SOURCES
Sri Lanka, India. South Africa
Birthstones
 January  Garnet
February Amethyst
March Aquamarine
April Diamond
May Emerald
June Pearl/Alexandrite
July Ruby
August Peridot
September Sapphire
October Opal/Tourmaline
November Topaz or Citrine
December Blue Topaz or Zircon
Common Cut Examples.

Round cabochon honey tigers eye.
Round Honey
Tiger's Eye.

Oval cabochon honey tigers eye.
Oval Honey
Tiger's Eye.

Pear shape cabochon honey tigers eye.
Pear Honey
Tiger's Eye.
 

Cushion cabochon tigers eye.
Cushion
Tiger's Eye.
 

Round cabochon tigers eye.
Round
Tiger's Eye.

Oval cabochon tigers eye.
Oval
Tiger's Eye.

Pear shape cabochon tigers eye.
Pear
Tiger's Eye.
 

Marquise cabochon tigers eye.
Marquise
Tiger's Eye.
 
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