Soar above self-imposed limitations and beliefs.
Be grounded, joyful and balanced within yourself.
Find simple solutions to complicated problems.
Attract spiritual and financial abundance.
Let Hawks Eye invigorate your body and soul!
Healing Properties of Hawk’s Eye
Spiritual: Hawks Eye teaches our souls to fly and our visions to be sharp and true. It heightens our sense of intuition and increases certain psychic abilities such as clairvoyance. Hawks Eye is particularly good for anyone engaged in doing their own personal work, particularly exploring the impact of the past and/or past lives. Hawks Eye is attuned to the Solar Plexus, Root Chakra with the Third Eye Chakra and linked to the astrological sign of Capricorn. It is connected to the element of Fire and Earth and vibrates to the number 4.
Emotional: Hawks Eye helps us to dissolve negative emotional patterns and let go of stress. It encourages optimism and taking personal responsibility for ourselves and the situations we create. Hawks Eye is a calming stone that helps to cool quick tempers and the urge to over-react and blame others. It teaches moderation and balance as a path to personal success.
Mental: Hawks Eye shows us how to see the “big picture,” particularly in complicated and difficult situations. It helps us to see the simple solutions and to trust ourselves so we can move forward. Hawks Eye encourages diplomacy, and helps in creating positive alliances which can help us create win-win situations.
Physical: Hawks Eye is said to be an all around pain reliever and is used to support general physical vitality. It is most often used by metaphysical healers to strengthen the endocrine system and adrenal gland to help bring hormones and biochemistry into balance. Hawks Eye is thought to slow the metabolism making it a good stone for anyone who needs to gain weight.
Always use wisdom when considering crystal therapies for healing.
Mineralogy of Hawk’s Eye
Mineral Family: Tectosilicate
Chemical Composition: SiO2
Color: Blue, Golden-brown
Crystal System: Hexagonal/trigonal
Chemical Composition: CiO2 Silicon dioxide
Location: The most important deposits for Hawks Eye are South Africa and Thailand. Additional deposits have been found in Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Myanmar (Burma), Namibia, Spain, and the United States (Arizona and California).
Mineral Family: Hawks Eye is the Blue variety of Tigers Eye and 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. Tigers Eye is a semi-precious variety of Quartz that exhibits chatoyancy, or a vertical luminescent band. Most Tigers Eye is golden-brown, but it can also be red or blue.
Formation: Hawks Eye is formed when quartz replaces the mineral crocidolite (blue asbestos). At this stage, the stone is blue and called Hawks Eye. If it later alters to an iron oxide it can become the more common Gold Tigers Eye.
Mining: Typically mined from the primary deposits which still have their original relationship with the host rock. Hawks Eye is sometimes mined in an open pit setting, since all varieties of Tigers Eye are found directly under the soil. Tigers Eye and Hawks Eye are 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: While dyeing is rare, it is possible to take a pale Hawks Eye and make it a more vivid color by heating it to higher temperatures. Hawks Eye which has traces of gold Tigers Eye may be considered fully natural, enhanced only through tumbling, cutting, and polishing.
Synonyms: Blue Tigers Eye
History of Hawks Eye
Hawks Eye is a relatively “new” healing stone whose properties have only recently begun to be explored. As a result, it was not included in early lapidaries, texts which describe gemstones and their powers. Hawks Eye is sometimes called Falcon’s Eye or Blue Tigers Eye. The reference to “eye” in each of these names is because the stone seems 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.”
For more information see: Gold Tigers Eye
Photos: Red Tail Hawk
Ethically Sourced Hawks Eye
The Miners sell to a rough Gem Dealer/Exporter.
The Gem Dealer sells 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 relatively short.
The Mine and Lapidary are in different countries and at least one middleman is involved.
This Hawks Eye comes from Northern Cape, South Africa.
The mine most likely caused only minor environmental damage,
and would have been relatively low risk for miners.
Learn More: Ethical Mining
This Hawks Eye was polished in Hong Kong, China.
The Lapidary is a female-owned business.
Factory workers have safe conditions and are paid fairly.
The Lapidary is also the direct-importer & sells exclusively at large gem shows.
Learn More: Ethical Lapidary
I first met the owner of the Hong Kong tumbling company at the 2014 Tucson Gem and Mineral Show. A language barrier coupled with the quick pace of the gem show, makes it difficult to discuss sensitive or complicated topics. Every year I speak with the owner, often asking questions about the same stones, but getting slightly different answers. The communication problem makes me highly selective about which stones I will buy from her. If the stone is from mainland China, and I can independently determine its likely mining origin, I will buy it since short supply chains are important. If a stone is from another country, I am more cautious.
Safe Handling of Hawks Eye
What You’ll Receive: A 100% natural Hawk’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: Polished by hand, one stone at a time. Each stone is unique and minor variations are what makes them beautiful.
- Color: Dark blue with shimmery stripes, may have golden-brown inclusions
- Polish: Shiny and smooth
- Quality: AAA
- Shape: Irregular rounded shapes
- Size: Average size is 1 in / 25 mm
- Transparency: Opaque
- Weight: Average weight is 0.6 oz / 17 g / 85 carats
Shipping: Next business day – Domestic First Class averages 3-7 days. International First Class averages 2-3 weeks.
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