Tiger Eye Quartz Stone - Gemstone of Courage and Good Luck
Tigers Eye or Tiger Eyes Quartz Gemstone
Tiger Eye Stone is a chatoyant gemstone belonging to the Quartz family. It seems to have received its name from its bands resembling the eye of a tiger. Tiger's eye is normally found in colors like brown yellow, pink, blue and red with a silky luster. It is said to be a stone of courage, protection and good luck. Tiger eye is also called as African Cat's Eye. Tiger Eye is the anniversary gemstone for the 9th year of marriage. This stone is associated with the Zodiac Sign of Capricorn and vibrates well with the number 4 in numerology. Astrologically, this stone is associated with the Zodiac Sign of Gemini and Planet Mercury.
Tigers Eye stone is associated with the Solar Plexus Chakra and promotes the qualities of the Tiger like patience, focus, courage, determination and alertness. Majority of the Tigers Eye comes from South Africa. However it is also found in other places like South Africa, Australia, Canada, Srilanka, China, Brazil, Namibia, India, Myanmar and the US.
Healing and Metaphysical Properties of Tiger Eye Stone
Tiger's Eyes Gemstone is a stone for the mind. It is an extremely good stone to use while doing Meditation as it can help in calming the emotions and quieting the mind so you can enter the meditative state.This stone is especially suited for those seeking serenity and calm in their life. Tiger eye relieves high blood pressure. It is also used to treat bronchial asthma, kidney, heart diseases, personality disorders, ailments of the eyes, addictions, depression, psoriasis etc. It can also assist with blood detoxification and problems related to the digestive system and pancreas. This is an excellent grounding stone and can help fight nervousness, stress, anxiety, fear and depression. It is also a good stone for those who feel drained and distracted most of the time as it promotes the courage and strength to get through difficult phases of life. It is said that this stone can also help attract money into the life of the wearer without becoming abusive with money or greedy.
Tiger eyes Stone has a hardness rating of 7 on the Mohs scale and is mainly used in jewelry. Bead necklaces, bracelets, pendants and rings made using this gemstone is extremely popular. When used in jewelry the tiger eyes stone is said to bring good luck and protection from the evil eye to the wearer. However, carvings or sculptures made using the tiger stone rock are also extremely popular.
Tiger Eye Gemstone displays a Cat’s Eye effect when polished but makes a poor imitation to the costlier Chrysoberyl Cat’s Eye because of its color. These stones are also heat treated to make deep red or brownish red tigers eye gemstone. They are also acid treated or bleached to make grey or light yellow versions of the stone. Like most gemstone jewelry, tiger eye ornaments also should be protected from scratches, sharp blows and high temperature changes. It is advisable to store them separate from other jewelry and avoid exposure to oils, chemicals, perfumes etc. They can be cleaned using lukewarm soapy water and a dried using a soft clean cloth.
Tigers Eye for Healing
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