Tiger’s Eye

Tiger’s Eye Gemstone Information
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Tiger’s 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
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