Tiger’s Eye, Gold
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Healing Properties of Gold Tiger’s Eye
Spiritual: Gold Tiger’s Eye gives us the strength and courage necessary to survive hard times. It can help us to trust in the Divine, that all is working out according to plan. It can also help us trust ourselves – and to know we have the ability to solve our problems and make a success of ourselves! Gold Tiger’s Eye reminds us that, “God helps those, who help themselves.” This shimmering stone also whispers to us that how we live in our everyday lives is our true religion and the way we conduct the most mundane activities is an expression of our soul’s health and strength. Gold Tiger’s Eye gently but firmly dares us to live empowered and to be fully alive to the beauty of the present moment. Gold Tiger’s Eye is attuned to the Root, Sacral, and Solar Plexus Chakras and linked to the astrological sign of Capricorn. It is connected to the elements of Fire and Earth and vibrates to the number 4.
Emotional: Gold Tiger’s Eye brings gifts of confidence and self-awareness. It helps us to see and respectfully acknowledge our own wants and needs, as well as those of others. Gold Tiger’s Eye helps us to disassociate ourselves from negative people who sap our energy and to seek out friends who bring us joy and help us grow. It helps us balance out our own emotional highs and lows, finding instead a steady balance that feels good. Gold Tiger’s Eye can be a very helpful stone for group work and relationships, particularly when people have different viewpoints. This stone can help people to see their commonalities and to communicate more diplomatically.
Mental: Gold Tiger’s Eye’s energy is exceptionally practical and full of common sense, and can help to calm down emotional excesses. It encourages good business and financial sense. When placed in a cash register, it helps keep the till balanced! Gold Tiger’s Eye is an excellent stone for anyone studying finances or seeking to increase their net-worth. It helps us to budget, save, and make wise decisions that take into account both our present and future needs and desires. Gold Tiger’s Eye encourages us to be pragmatic, prepared, and ready for whatever life may bring. And, if life brings hardship, Gold Tiger’s Eye asks us to fight back and do whatever is necessary to create a good life for ourselves, our loved ones, and the world at large.
Physical: Gold Tiger’s Eye is used by metaphysical healers for general vitality and to reduce physical pain. It is commonly used to bring hormones and the body’s biochemistry into balance. It is often used to treat the adrenal glands and help align the spinal cord. It is believed to help mend broken bones and to treat reproductive disorders.
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Mineralogy of Gold Tiger’s Eye
Mineral Family: Tectosilicate
Chemical Composition: SiO2
Crystal System: Hexagonal/Trigonal
Streak: White, yellow-brown
Location: The most important Tiger’s Eye deposits are in South Africa. Additional deposits are in Australia, Burma, India, Nambia, and the United States (California).
Mineral Family: Gold Tiger’s Eye is a rare Silicate mineral. Silicate minerals form the largest family of minerals, including more than 25% of all known minerals and 40% of all common minerals. In addition to being a major part of the Earth’s crust, Silicate minerals have also been found on the moon and in meteorites. Silicates are minerals which contain the elements Silicon (a light gray shiny metal) and Oxygen (a colorless gas). Together, these two elements form a tetrahedron – a shape similar to a pyramid – with a Silicon atom in the center and Oxygen atoms at each of the four corners. These tetrahedra connect with other chemical structures, in six different ways, to form various minerals and rocks. There are six main groups of Silicate minerals, and these main groups are further subdivided into secondary subdivisions, such as Quartz and Feldspar. Tiger’s Eye is a semi-precious variety of Quartz that exhibits chatoyancy, or a vertical luminescent band. Most Tiger’s Eye is golden-brown, but it can also be red or blue. When it is combined with silver Hematite, it is called Tiger Iron.
Formation: Tiger’s Eye is formed when Quartz replaces the mineral Crocidolite (blue asbestos). As the Crocidolite decomposes, Iron is exposed and oxidized which transforms it into limonite. Tiger’s Eye is essentially limonite fibers embedded in Quartz. Early in the process the stone is still blue and is called Hawks Eye (or Blue Tiger’s Eye). As the process continues, the blue is gradually replaced by gold, and the stone is then called Gold Tiger’s Eye. If the Gold Tiger’s Eye is then heated, either by natural causes or artificially by humans, the stone’s color may become red, at which point it is called Red Tiger’s Eye.
Mining: Tiger’s Eye is mined from primary deposits, which are located in metamorphic rock. Tiger’s Eye is mined in an open pit setting, since Tiger’s Eye is found directly under the soil. Tiger’s Eye is the principal stone mined in the larger deposits in South Africa and Western Australia. In smaller deposits, the main purpose of a mine is more likely to be asbestos and Iron.
Enhancements: All Gold Tiger’s Eyes on the market are natural, enhanced only by tumbling, cutting, and polishing.
History of Gold Tiger’s Eye
Gold Tiger’s Eye was generally not included in early lapidaries, texts which describe gemstones and their powers. For most of history, Gold Tiger’s Eye was relatively rare, since the main deposits are in South Africa and western Australia. However, in modern times, Gold Tiger’s Eye’s distinctive flash, as well as its basic affordability and availability, has allowed its metaphysical properties to be widely explored.
In the ancient world, South African Gold Tiger’s Eye was sometimes traded North, and has been found in ancient Egyptian and Assyrian tombs, crafted as jewelry and talismans. On a few occasions, Gold Tiger’s Eye seems to have been used as the glowing gemstone eyes in statues of the Egyptian sun god Ra and the earth god Geb. It is thought to represent the “all seeing and all knowing eye” of these benevolent gods. Centuries later, some Roman soldiers supposedly carried Tiger’s Eye with them into battle, for courage and protection.
Gold Tiger’s Eye, and the more rare blue Hawks Eye and Red Tiger’s Eye, are famous for the way they seem to shimmer when moved. This trait is known in geology as “chatoyancy.” The term “chatoyant” is a combination of the French words for “cat” and “eye.” Tiger’s Eye’s bold gold coloring elevated it above a mere kitty, to instead honor the Tiger, the largest and most powerful member of the feline family.
Ethically Sourced Gold Tiger Eye
The Miners sell directly to the Lapidary.
The Lapidary sells directly to Moonrise Crystals.
Moonrise Crystals sells directly to you.
The Supply Chain
The Supply Chain is clean and short.
The Mine and the Lapidary are in the same country.
This Gold Tiger Eye comes from a small mine in South Africa.
Mining conditions would be relatively safe.
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This Gold Tiger’s Eye was polished in Cape Town, South Africa.
The Lapidary is a family-owned business, founded by father and passed on to his sons.
Factory workers have safe conditions and are paid fairly.
The Lapidary is also the direct-importer & sells primarily at large gem shows.
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I have been doing business with this source since 2014. They are the oldest tumbling company in the world and have more varieties, in more sizes, than any other known source. The company started in California in the 1950s and was eventually bought by a British immigrant who had young sons. Eventually the company moved to South Africa in order to be closer to the source of their best-selling stone, Gold Tiger’s Eye, and to have the legal rights to export it. The company is now run by the sons and their childhood best friend.
The current owners visit many small and industrial-size mines personally. For artisanal-mined deposits in sub-Sahara Africa, the owners work with Gem Dealers who deal directly with the part-time miners. The majority of these Gem Dealers are women. Some, but not all, of their stones are labeled with country-of-origin. For those that aren’t, I ask the owners directly. As I’ve learned more about mining practices in individual countries, I have become increasingly selective about what I will purchase from them. However, they remain my preferred source for most of the stones I sell from sub-Sahara Africa.
Safe Handling of Gold Tiger’s Eye
Gold Tiger Eye
What You’ll Receive: A 100% natural Gold Tiger’s Eye
Selection Process: The stone I select for you will be carefully chosen for its beauty and appeal. If combined with other stones, I always take time to choose stones that look and feel good together.
Origin: South Africa
Polishing Method: Drum polished. Each stone is unique and minor variations are what makes them beautiful.
- Color: Golden brown shimmery stripes
- Polish: Shiny and smooth
- Quality: AA
- Shape: Irregular tumbled shapes, mostly flat
- Size: Average size is 1 in / 25 mm
- Transparency: Opaque
- Weight: Average weight is .3 oz / 8.5 g / 42 carats
Shipping: Next business day – Domestic First Class averages 3-7 days. International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.
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