Beautiful crystals and stones are often incorporated into jewelry designs such as rings, bracelets and pendants because of their aesthetic value, symbolic meanings and special properties. A wide range of accessories have been made from one such stone, the Tiger’s Eye Stone, and it continues to be popular in jewelry today.
What does Tiger’s Eye stone look like?
The Tiger’s Eye Stone is a brown crystal which has striking bands of yellow-golden color running through it, making for very attractive jewelry. The stone’s name is inspired by its resemblance to the eye of a tiger or cat.
While it is not officially classified as a quartz crystal, it could be considered as part of the quartz family, as it is composed of a variety of quartz, as well as fibers of gold asbestos, which are responsible for the golden color that makes it so unique and visually interesting.
Origins and history of the Tiger Eye stone
The lovely Tiger’s Eye Stone comes mainly from South Africa. However, it can also be found in Brazil, India, Burma, Western Australia and USA. Traditionally, it was carried as an amulet against curses or ill-wishing, as it was held that the stone gave people courage, self-confidence and strength of will. Geminis and Capricorns have also worn Tiger’s Eye jewelry, due to it being the zodiac birthstone for these star-signs.
Benefits of wearing the stone
There are two main categories in which the properties of the Tiger’s Eye Stone can be organized. These may seem contradictory at first, but actually, they work together to aid harmony and balance. This is because it is believed that when the Tiger’s Eye Stone is worn, it works by integrating both hemispheres of the brain; thereby energizing you, while calming you at the same time.
- Firstly, the Tiger Eye Stone stimulates taking action.
Tiger’s Eye jewelry is effective in assisting people to accomplish their goals, because it helps us to be more active, mentally as well as physically. The fire or golden element of the stone can allow it to aid the healing of broken bones, as well as help enhance your strength when needed. Additionally, if you are prone to criticizing your own actions, and are experiencing a lack of self-worth, this stone may help you overcome that, as it will infuse you with confidence, brightness and optimism; thus, relieving feelings of unworthiness.
- The Tiger Eyes Stone grounds you.
It is an excellent stone for meditation. Those with scattered energy can use the stone to resolve mental conflicts, as it enhances mental clarity, rational thought and creativity by allowing you to remain calm and centered through challenging times. The Tiger Eye Stone helps you to more easily see both sides of a situation and therefore, make decisions with discernment and understanding; unclouded by your emotions. This is why having Tiger Eye jewelry on you can be greatly beneficial, especially if you are a negotiator or mediator in any situation.
How to use it:
This stone is a profound amplifier of energy, like most quartz crystals, and it works most effectively when it is worn within the lower chakras. Therefore, it is best used to boost the energy of any other crystals you use it with, specifically Atlantasite, Red Jasper, Tibetan Tektite, Seraphinite, Jet, Hureaulite, Brookite, Serpentine and Shiva Lingam.
The best way for you to utilize the energy of a Tiger Eye Crystal, is to keep the stone within your aura for as long as possible each day. This is conveniently accomplished by wearing it in the form of Tiger Eye jewelry. If you are unable to get a ring or necklace, variations of Tiger Eye Stone bracelets can be just as effective and delightful.
So clearly Tiger’s Eye Jewelry is perfect if you want to wear the Tiger’s Eye Stone:
- so that you can benefit from its special action-stimulating and mental-clarification properties.
- because it’s your birthstone.
- or simply, because of the crystal’s uniqueness and exceptional beauty, with its brilliant flecks of gold, which makes for attractive pieces of jewelry.