Tigers Eye


These pieces were hand selected by Tiffany Farley. Tiger's Eye, a popular yet inexpensive gemstone, is a pseudomorph of compact Quartz after the fibrous mineral Crocidolite. It is formed when the Quartz takes over and dissolves the Crocodolite, leaving the Quartz in a finely fibrous and chatoyant form. Tiger's eye is formed when parallel veins of crocidolite (blue asbestos) fibres are first altered to iron oxides and then replaced by silica.

As a result it is more opaque, and has a rich yellow to brown color. It is mined primarily in Africa, but is also found in Brazil, Australia, and some parts of the United States.

If you would like more information about this particular piece and its metaphysical properties please email tiffany@aweststylestory.com.