Tiger's eye is a variety of quartz that is well known for its silky luster and beautiful striations. It has inclusions of iron, quartz, and golden asbestos which give the stone its chatoyency and striped appearance. It is largely opaque and usually found naturally in a brown or golden brown color, though it can be dyed any color from pink to green to navy blue. It is mined primarily in Africa, though it is also found in Brazil, Australia, and in some parts of the United States.
Tiger's Eye is used as a good luck stone, giving you courage and confidence while protecting you against curses or ill will. This protection also helps you to lead a more balanced life, free of fear while confidently stepping up and taking action to further your life. It challenges you to step outside of the box and make a positive impact on the world around you.
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