Tiger Eye Beads from Dream Of Stones. Tiger's eye is a variety of quartz with exquisite shimmering and warm colors. Combine it with hematite and freshwater pearls for an up-to-date look.
Tiger's Eye, a member of the quartz group of chalcedonies, is a chatoyant semi-precious gemstone that is commonly found in metamorphic rocks. This gemstone has an intriguing ‘chemical history,' beginning as a fibrous blue mineral called crocidolite, which was replaced by Silica over time and transformed into quartz while retaining its fibrous formations. This chemical phenomenon is known in mineralogy as pseudomorp, a Greek word for "false form," and the fibrous formations create parallel lines that result in the shifting play of light within the gemstone.
Tiger’s Eye, with its unique gleam, draws numerous artisans towards it. These look stunning when carved into floral cuts, ornamental stones, and embedded into motifs. They are mostly cut into cabochons, which maximize their iridescent undulating luster, but are also cut into beads of various shapes and even tumbled. Though these are undeniably beautiful in their natural form, they can also be dyed to attain almost all colors of the spectrum. We happen to have a comprehensive collection of Tiger’s Eye beads, scroll and shop through our store to add regal colors to your designs and create some pieces which are truly hypnotic to the eyes of the audience!