Tiger eye, also spelled tiger's-eye, crocidolite cat's-eye or African cat's-eye. Tiger eye has a rich yellow and golden brown stripes, with a fine golden lustre when polished.It is quartz that contains oriented fibres of crocidolite that have been replaced by silica. Tiger eye is displaying chatoyancy (a vertical luminescent band like that of a cat's eye) . Tiger eye typically has lustrous alternating yellow or brown bands. Tigereye with its bands resembles an eye of tiger, so it is received its name due to this similarity. As with all gems, protect tiger eye from scratches and sharp blows. Also avoid large temperature changes. Tiger Eye is used for focusing the mind. It is said that Tiger Eye offers protection during travel, strengthens convictions and confidence. This very warm stone is beneficial for the weak and sick. The auction offers a genuine tigereye gemstone beads necklace. The color is as shown in picture mostly. You will receive a similar one as picture. Bead size is approx.6-13mm, 17.5" long, 37 grams.