Tiger's Eye / Hawk’s eye - knowledge base, jewelry
Properties of tiger’s eye, physiological effects, zodiac signs and tiger’s eye jewelry.
The tiger’s eye and a hawk’s eye are a type of quartz mineral. It’s usually used as a gemstone.
This is a chatoyant gemstone that is usually a metamorphic rock. The tiger’s eye has got usually golden to red-brown color and silky lustre. The hawk’s eye usually has got a bluish gray color whit asbestos-containing. Sometimes the whole crystal is a single color or golden-yellow bands of different thicknesses alternating with the dark base color. It has been known in Europe sience the 19th century and use to be a fashionable and expensive gem.
Chemical and physical properties of tiger’s eye:
Formula: SiO2 silicon dioxide
Crystal system: trigonal
Color: yellowish, brown to reddish brown, bluish grey (Hawk's eye)
Transparency: transparent- translucent- opaque
Mohs scale hardeness: 6,5 – 7,0
Specific gravity: 2,64 – 2,71 g/cm³
Major metaphysical healing properties attributed to tiger’s eye:
Benefical for the nervous system and a skeletal system, analgesic, good for the eye diseases, neuritis, stimulates brain functions, helps with schizophreniam epileptic diseases, it increases concentration, gives courage, eliminates depression.
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Use of tiger’s eye and hawk’s eye
It’s usually used in the jewelry industry or to make ornaments.
Occurrence of Tiger’s eye and Hawk’s eye
Republic of South Africa.