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|Dimensions (mm)||not provided|
|Weight (carats)||2 carats|
TIGER EYES DYED BLUE
The natural tigers eye rough has been cut in areas to give the appearance of cats eyes which are very popular ring stones.This material has been dyed blue.The stone is from Western Australia
Weight 2.1 cts
Size 10x8 x3.5 mm
Tiger's eye (also Tigers eye, Tiger eye) is a chatoyant gemstone that is usually a metamorphic rock that is yellow- to red-brown, with a silky luster. A member of the quartz group, it is a classic example of pseudomorphous replacement by silica of fibrous crocidolite (blue asbestos). An incompletely silicified blue variant is called Hawk's eye.
The gems are usually cut en cabochon in order to best display their chatoyancy. Red stones are brought about through gentle heat treatment. Honey-coloured stones have been used to imitate the much higher valued cat's eye chrysoberyl (cymophane), but the overall effect is unconvincing..
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