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Tiger Eye, Gemstone
Tiger-eye is a chatoyant gemstone, which appears as the eye of the tiger due to the vertical luminescent band that appears in the centre. It is quartz that contains oriented fibres of crocidolite that have been replaced by silica.
 Tiger Eye, GemstoneThe Tiger Eye gemstone, also known as cat's eye and hawk's eye, is actually a reddish coloured metamorphic rock, which is generally used as a chatoyant stone in astrology. This stone comes in white grey, red or wooden colour. Tiger-eye sometimes has rich yellow and golden brown stripes, with a fine golden lustre when polished. A vertical luminescent band runs through the gemstone, giving it the effect of a feline eye. Tiger-eye with its bands resembles the eye of the tiger, hence for the obvious similarity it is known by this name. Tiger Eye is generally considered as the anniversary gemstone that is gifted on the ninth anniversary of marriage.

This gemstone is usually recommended to people who have two and seven as their birth dates. It also proves beneficial to children who lack the ability to concentrate on studies or kids who suffer from restlessness and insomnia. The tiger-eye can also be suggested to those individuals, whose Saturn is in retrogression in their birth charts, and to those suffering from stress and tension or from digestive and other stomach related ailments. The Tiger Eye gemstone can also be used for financial improvements and monetary gains, and those who are indecisive. The benefits of the Tiger Eye Gemstone can be obtained by people belonging to any Zodiac signs and also of either gender. People of all ages and religions can use the stone. The Tiger Eye is also frequently used in Crystal Healing and various methods of Vastu and Feng Shui.

Availability Tiger Eye
The tiger-eye gemstone is widely available in areas of South Africa, United States of America, Canada, Brazil, Australia, Korea, Burma, China, Spain, Namibia and India.

Tiger Eye, Gemstone Benefits of Tiger Eye
The Tiger Eye is seen as a stone of protection that provides mental stabilisation to an individual. It also improves and augments honesty, determination, expediency and responsibility of the individual.

This stone enhances good luck, and brings prosperity, often in the form of financial improvements. Due to its protective powers, it is believed to provide safety to the occupant of the stone during voyages. Tiger's eye is also supposed to augment the Solar Plexus Chakra and vigour and vitality in a person. It is also proves very effective to people suffering from speech impediments due to lack of confidence or people who are affected by sleeplessness due to recurring nightmares. The tiger-eye is also supposed to relieve an individual from various stomach ailments, from stress and tensions, and endows the occupant of the stone with adequate initiative and drive, to propel him to progress in life. The tiger-eye gemstone is believed to be helpful in case to following diseases like rheumatic heart disease, psoriasis, otitis, bronchial and asthma, kidney stones, and also relieves high blood pressure.

The Tiger's eye is a powerful gemstone ideal for improving confidence level in individuals. It helps the person to judge a situation and determine how best to approach it. It also helps the person to find the most advantageous and positive way to reveal their inner energy and vigour. The tiger-eye eventually improves the financial condition and relationship status of the individual. It focuses the mental and physical energy of a person to a central point. This gemstone is also believed to ward off negative energy. This stone is believed to enhance confidence, focus the mind, and enable the user to see clearly without illusion.

Maintenance of Tiger Eye
The Tiger-eye should be charged by keeping it in salted water, over night, and the gemstone should be cleansed with fresh water in the following morning. Then it should be kept under the sun light for around 2-3 hours once in 3 months. As with all gems, Tiger Eye should be protected from scratches and sharp blows. Drastic fluctuations in temperature should also be avoided as it may damage the stone.

These stone comes of in very attractive shapes. These are widely used for astrological and fashion purpose, embossed in white metal. These are also popular as an attractive gift item. Tiger Eye is widely used in pendants and beads, displaying its luminescent band at the best way.

(Last Updated on : 27/12/2012)
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