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Tiger's Eye has long been attributed to the true king of the jungle, the tiger, representing prosperity, strength and courage and has been used as a talisman since the early days of human civilization.
3 Facts About Tiger Eye
Tiger's Eye is a semi-precious variety of quartz exhibiting chatoyancy, a vertical luminescent band like that of a cat's eye. Tiger's eye is formed when parallel veins of crocidolite (blue asbestos) fibres are first altered to iron oxides and then replaced by silica. As a result it is more opaque, and has a rich yellow to brown colour. When cut en cabuchon , the gem has a fine lustre. The major source of Tiger's Eye is Griquatown West, in South Africa. It is also found at Wittenoom Gorge, Western Australia.
Legend & Folklore
It is said that Roman soldiers wore engraved Tiger's eye to protect them in battle, and it is still used as a protective stone. Tiger's Eye deals with issues of self-worth, self-criticism, and blocked creativity; and is excellent for people who are spaced out or uncommitted. Facilitating correct use of power, Tiger's Eye supports integrity and assists in accomplishing goals. It differentiates between wishful thinking and what one really needs, and assists in recognizing other people's needs..
Behind the scene
All of our products are designed and developed in house, from the initial sketch to prototype. Cutting stones to reveal the inner, layered beauty which takes millions of years to form, requires high precision and meticulous skills from our craftsmen in Germany. Each cut results in a unique stone face. It is then sent to our Swiss partner who carefully crafted every mechanism of the watch. Our close collaborations are built on experience and expertise in different areas alongside a shared passion for detail.