Gemstone: Tiger’s Eye
Another gemstone that fascinated me when I was a child was the tiger’s eye. I believe my first tiger’s eye was on a small sample card of gemstones that was given to me by my grandfather when he’d returned from visiting Nevada. It was the one stone that I watched changed in the light like a hologram when moving the card around. The chatoyancy of the tiger’s eye is a result of microcrystal fibers within quartz.
Today, the tiger’s eye is still one of my favorite stones. Besides being beautiful, it is said to be a grounding stone to help with stability and helps to balance physical and emotional energies, as well as helping to improve insight and self-confidence. Sometimes tiger’s eye is worn for good luck and protection.