History of Tiger Eye Gemstones
Tigerís eye is also known as the tiger iron, tiger eye, tigers eye, cat eye, hawk eye, or falcon eye. It is a member of the quartz family known as the chalcedonies. The optical and physical properties of the tigerís eye are very similar to the single-crystal quartz. The tigerís eye is usually cut in the shape of a domed cabochon cut or otherwise known as its distinct eye-like shape.
The tigerís eye is Geminiís birthstone. It is also the accepted modern gem for the ninth wedding anniversary.
There are many legends surrounding the use of tigerís eye. This brown-gold stone that has rippling bands of light reminds us very much of the catís eyes. It is believed that the tigerís eye can help us to be more confident in the ability to realize our dreams. It is also used as a psychic protector and great for business. Roman soldiers used to wear the tigerís eye to protect them during battle. They believe that it is an all-seeing eye because of its appearance.
When used during meditation, the gemstone is usually placed on the navel center. There are times when the gemstone can be place at the base of the torso and also by the feet. This is great when you feel unfocused or drained. You can also hold it to give you focus.
Many believe that the gemstone has healing abilities. It is said to relieve blood pressure. It is helpful if you have psoriasis, otitis, rheumatic heart disease, and bronchial asthma.