SiO2 - Silicon Dioxide
Tiger Eye is black with iron oxide staining which gives it yellow and golden brown stripes. It is a type of chatoyant quartz. Generally, you will not find faceted tiger eye. This stone is often called "Tiger's Eye" or simply "Tiger Eye". More on...
Care and Treatment
Tiger Eye is often heat treated. This is permanent so no extra care is required.
As with all gems, protect topaz from scratches and sharp blows. Also avoid large temperature changes (such as leaving it be a heater vent or in a hot car).
Tiger Eye has a hardness of 7.
Specific Gravity: 2.65 - 2.66
Star Stone Months
Tiger Eye was thought to be all seeing due to its appearance.
It has been said that Tiger Eye offers protection during travel.