Hardness: 7 Mohs
Enhancement Code: Synthetic Coating
Honey: Golden honey colour; good eye; good cut; good polish; medium dome Standard: Golden brown; good cut; good polish; medium dome
Care: Tiger eye is rated “good” for everyday wear. Avoid contact with chemicals. To clean, gently scrub with a soft toothbrush and a solution of mild dish soap and warm water, or clean in an at-home ultrasonic unit.
Major Sources: Australia, India, Myanmar, South Africa, Sri Lanka, United States
The exotic, honey-tinged colour is only one of the charms of Tiger eye. When cut in a cabochon shape, this unique gem flashes beams of light that resemble the eye of a jungle cat, displaying the optic phenomena called “chatoyancy.” Its golden warmth and rich luster are prized by those who seek the mysterious and unusual in their jewelry.