- Best Selling 100% Original Oval Shape Natural Shajri Aqeeq Gem Stone
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- The Tiger eye is a gold-brown, opaque gemstone variety of fibrous quartz. More specifically, it is a variety of macrocrystalline quartz. However, unlike most quartz gemstones, the tiger’s eye is actually a ‘pseudomorph’ of quartz. A ‘pseudomorph’ is what geologists refer to as any mineral that transforms into another mineral. In the case of the tiger’s eye, it began as crocidolite but was later transformed into quartz. Crocidolite is one of the several forms of asbestos. It is a fibrous blue mineral and belongs to the riebeckite family of amphibole silicates. The transformation of the tiger’s eye begins when quartz slowly becomes embedded between the fibers of crocidolite, eventually, the quartz completely replaces crocidolite while still retaining the original fibrous shape.