About Golden and Blue Tigers Eye Gemstone
Tigers Eye Gemstone is a member of the quartz group. Tiger's eye is made up of quartz with intergrown fibers of amphibole that were altered to golden or rusty-brown colored limonite. Hawks Eye is a blue grey to blue green variant of macrocrystalline quartz. Tigers Eye is actually derived from Hawks Eye. While Tiger Eye is a distinctive brownish gold, Hawks Eye is more grayish blue because Hawks Eye has less iron in it than Tiger Eye, hence the color it has.
Tiger's Eye is mostly sourced in South Africa, from the Northern Cape Province. Other sources include Namibia, Australia, India, and Thailand.
Silicon dioxide, macrocrystalline quartz
Chemical Composition: SiO2
Color: Gold/yellow with brown, blue, gray
Hardness 7 (Mohs)
Care of Tigers Eye Gemstone
Clean using a soft cloth and soapy water rinsing well and polishing after to remove any soap residue. As with most gemstones, ultrasonic cleaners and steamers are not recommended. Store in a soft case away from hard objects to avoid being scratched.
Metaphysical Properties associated with Tigers Eye
*All metaphysical or healing properties listed below are collected from various sources. The validity of the information is not guaranteed nor expresses the artist's views. This compiled information is offered as a service for those interested in potential metaphysical properties and not meant to treat medical conditions.
Chakras: Sexual Third Eye