A lovely macrocrystalline Quartz known for its remarkable chatoyancy and rich layers of gold and brown color.
Tiger's-eye achieves its silky, lustrous appearance from the parallel intergrowth of quartz crystals and altered amphibole fibres that have mostly turned into limonite.
Tiger's-eye is one of the best-known gem materials that exhibit chatoyance - an optical phenomenon in which a band of reflected light, known as 'cat's-eye', moves just beneath the surface of the cabochon-cut gemstone.
This specimen has been tumbled and polished to reveal a glossy shine.
Size, coloration, and pattern may vary as these are natural products.
1 x polished specimen of gold tiger eye. Measuring 2-3cm approx.
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small Parts. Not for children under 3 years.