1.7" Polished Red Tiger's Eye Pocket Stone

This is a 1.7" polished, red tiger's eye pocket stone or "pillow". The tiger's eye has been mined from the Northern Cape Province of South Africa. The pictures are representative of the specimen(s) you will receive, so there may be some slight variation in patterns and color.

The stone is polished into an oval shape and rounded on all sides. Polished stones of this size and shape are generally referred to as pocket stones since they will easily fit into a pocket. The pictures are representative of the stone you will receive, but there will be some variation in colors and patterning.

Red Tiger's eye or Red Tiger Eye is a gorgeous, chatoyant gemstone with alternating bands of golden to red-brown color and a silky luster. It has a fascinating and constantly shifting light effect where the gold and brown bands appear to keep reversing as the stone is moved relative to the light source, called chatoyance. Red tiger's eye has a lot more iron in it that regular tiger's eye, causing its deep red coloration.

Tiger's eye is actually a variety of quartz made chatoyant by subparallel intergrowth with altered amphibole fibres turned into limonite. It is primarily used for ornamental and lapidary purposes. Primary sources of tiger's eye are South Africa, Australia, and China.
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Red Tiger's Eye
Tiger's Eye
North Cape Province, South Africa
Approximately 1.7 x 1.35 x .6"
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