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Tiger’s eye (also called tiger eye) is a chatoyant gemstone that is usually a metamorphic rock with a golden to red-brown colour and a silky lustre. As members of the quartz group, Tiger’s eye and the related blue-coloured mineral Hawk lub qhov muag nce lawv cov lus tsis pom kev zoo, ci ntsa iab los ntawm qhov sib txuam intergrowth ntawm quartz muaju thiab nplaim amphibole fiber ntau uas tau tig mus ua limonite.

Other forms of tiger’s eye

Tiger iron is an altered rock composed chiefly of tiger’s eye, red jasper and black hematite. The undulating, contrasting bands of colour and lustre make for an attractive motif, and it is mainly used for jewellery-making and ornamentation. Tiger iron is a popular ornamental material used in a variety of applications, from beads to knife hilts.

Tiger iron is mined primarily in South Africa and Western Australia. Tiger’s eye is composed chiefly of silicon dioxide (SiO2) and is coloured mainly by iron oxide. The specific gravity ranges from 2.64 to 2.71. It is formed by the alteration of crocidolite.

Serpentine deposits in which are occasionally found chatoyant bands of chrysotile fibres have been found in the US states of Arizona and California. These have been cut and sold as “Arizona tiger-eye” and “California tiger’s eye” gemstones. The trade name of pietersite is used for a fractured or brecciated chalcedony containing amphibole fibers and promoted as tiger’s eye from Namibia and China.

Txiav, kev kho mob thiab kev coj cwj pwm

Gems feem ntau yog muab cov cabchon txiav kom zoo tshaj plaws tso lawv cov lus sib tham. Cov pob zeb liab yog tsim los ntawm kev kho kom sov siab. Tsaus pob zeb muaj artificially lightened los txhim kho cov xim uas siv cov tshuaj nitric acid.

Honey-colored stones have been used to imitate the more valued cat’s eye chrysoberyl (cymophane), but the overall effect is unconvincing. Artificial fibre optic glass is a common imitation of tiger’s eye, and is produced in a wide range of colours. Tiger’s eye comes primarily from South Africa and east Asia.

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