Tiger's eye belongs to the crystal family and consists of silicon oxide. The stone's distinctive color and “cat's eye” effect is created by deposits of crocidolite and crystallized hornblende. Its color can be described as brownish with a golden, silky, and lustrous shine. Sites of tiger's eye can be found in South Africa, Western Australia, and the USA. For the Greeks and Arabs, tiger's eye was considered to be a protective stone. It was also believed to sharpen the senses of the wearer, protect him or her against false friends, and also inspire humor. As a healing stone, tiger's eye is thought to have healing properties for bones and joints. It is also said to help sufferers of herniated discs, lumbago, and migraines.
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