Tiger's Eye has long been used as a talisman throughout human history. There are also various legends about the Tiger's Eye from all over the world.
A well-known story is from Greek mythology. The hero Odysseus was given a tiger's eye bracelet by Athena. Using this talisman, Odysseus saves himself from dangers more than once during his long odyssey, allowing him to return and reunite with his queen Penelope. In some Asian civilizations, Tiger's Eye is regarded as the warriors’ stone. It can bring people courage, protection, and confidence.
Apart from that, many gemstone enthusiasts believe that Tiger's Eye can create a positive energy field, which can help restore balance for anyone wearing it. Tiger's Eye jewelry can also be used as talismans to increase positive energy for the wearer.
What is Tiger's Eye?
Tiger's Eye, also known as Tigerite, is a chatoyant gemstone with a golden to red-brown color and a silky luster. Tiger's Eye is naturally yellow, red-brown, and blue. The blue Tiger's Eye is sometimes known as Hawk’s Eye.
Parallel veins of crocidolite (blue asbestos) fibers contained in the Tiger’s Eye can reflect light, making it look like the vivid eyes of a tiger, while its gold color with black stripes resembles the striped fur of tigers. It has powerful energy which can strengthen confidence and courage and encourage the wearer to turn thoughts into action.
The largest deposit of Tiger's Eye is in South Africa. It is also found in Brazil, China, and other countries. Tiger's Eye has long been attributed as the true king of the jungle, the tiger, representing courage, confidence, and protection. Tiger's Eye can also empower the wearer to fight like a ferocious warrior, just like a tiger, with bravery and confidence to protect themselves and their family when facing difficulties.
What is the Meaning of Tiger’s Eye?
In the long course of human history, people have given various meanings to Tiger's Eye:
Tiger's Eye can attract wealth and ward off evil spirits. It has a unique energy to help people solve problems and achieve goals. Moreover, it can also raise the wearer’s fortune. In some Asian counties, they are made into money charms.
Tiger's Eye can protect the wearer from adversities and bring peace and happiness. In Indian culture, they consider the Tiger’s eye a sacred stone whose energy can bring protection and healing to their families.
Third, Tiger's Eye can strengthen the aura of the wearer. It can do this because it looks like the eyes of a tiger, emitting a dazzling light, which can increase the atmosphere of the person wearing it.
Healing Properties of Tiger’s Eye
Different colors of Tiger's Eye have other effects. For instance, the yellow Tiger Eye can intensify positive frequencies, clear negative energy, and rejuvenate your energy field. Blue Tiger's Eye can help people see the truth and understand the inner thoughts of others. At the same time, the red Tiger's Eye helps ground energy achieve the goal and quickly implement ideas into real action.
You may choose what color to wear based on your individual needs. That can improve your aura and bring the most significant benefits for you.
Tiger’s Eye & the Zodiac
Birthstones are carriers of the connection between the universe and gemstones. Tiger's Eye is the birthstone of the Gemini zodiac sign, people born between May 21 and June 20. Geminis are better positioned to absorb energy from the universe if they wear the Tiger’s Eye.
Tiger’s Eye & the Chakras
The human body has seven chakras: the crown chakra, the third eye chakra, the throat chakra, the heart chakra, the solar plexus chakra, the sacral chakra, and the root chakra. The tiger's eye stones of different colors also work with other chakras.
Yellow Tiger’s Eye is connected to the solar plexus chakra. It is located around the belly button in the stomach area and is related to the pancreas, stomach, liver, gallbladder, etc. Yellow Tiger’s Eye can protect these organs and prevent the solar plexus chakra from being blocked.
Blue Tiger’s Eye (Hawk’s Eye) works with the third eye chakra. It is set between the eyebrows and associated with our hypothalamus, the pituitary gland, the endocrine system, the head, the face, etc. The third eye chakra is believed to control your insight and visual ability, so wearing it is suitable for your body’s perceptive capabilities and stimulates the potential of the third eye chakra.
Red Tiger’s Eye connects us with the root chakra, located at the spine's base. It is the foundation of the human body's entire energy system and the source of other energies. Red Tiger’s Eye can keep the root chakra active, strengthen the connection between our spiritual energy and body, and make people feel safe and secure.
How to Cleanse and Care Tiger’s Eye
- Avoid liquids. After prolonged exposure, sweat, makeup, and acid liquid will dull its brilliance. Removing your Tiger's Eye jewelry would be better if you are doing strenuous activities like sports or heavy work.
- Like other jewelry, Tiger’s Eye jewelry should be carefully separated to avoid damage caused by friction if it comes into contact with other jewelry.
- Keep it away from high temperatures so it will not lose its color or be damaged.
- It's advisable to remove it before showering and avoid exposing it to corrosive chemicals.
How To Tell If Tiger’s Eye Is Real?
The simplest way to tell if a Tiger’s Eye is natural is to put it in direct sunlight and observe it. The yellow color band will change if we tilt the stone back and forth as a real Tiger’s Eye exhibits chatoyancy. The luminous band, resembling a cat’s eye, is caused by the optical reflectivity of the real Tiger’s Eye. On the contrary, a fake Tiger’s Eye will not have this effect.
Value and Price of Tiger’s Eye
In the late 16th century, Tiger’s Eye was even more precious than gold because of its rarity and fantastic beauty. Only tribal leaders and their immediate families could possess it. Tiger’s Eye is expensive due to its relative rarity and prized spiritual properties that people still recognize today.
Top 4 AWNL Tiger’s Eye Jewellery to Choose
Good quality Tiger’s Eye jewelry is sometimes hard to find, but we recommend some worth considering from AWNL.
No 1. Tiger Roar Bracelet
Gemstone: Yellow Tiger’s Eye and Black Onyx
Black onyx is also billed as the stone of longevity, which can bring good luck and relieve stress. This bracelet combines natural South African Tiger’s Eye with Brazilian black onyx to strengthen positive energies for the wearer.
No 2. Gate of Fate Bracelet
Gemstone: Blue Tiger Eye
The Blue Tiger Eye symbolizes an eagle's transparent and open vision, balance, and courage. The inspiration for the three central beads comes from the Pharaoh's Gate in ancient Egypt. Named the Gate of Fate, it encourages the wearer to take the helm of their destiny.
No 3. Tiger's Head Bracelet
Gemstone: South African Red Tiger’s Eye
Made of Red Tiger’s Eye, this bracelet also has a tiger logo-embossed central bead, demonstrating its exquisite craftsmanship. The vivid tiger image on the central dot perfectly matches the red coloring, making it an excellent craft to strengthen confidence and improve the wearer's aura.
No 4. Eye of Horus Necklace
Gemstone: Red Tiger Iron
Horus, the falcon god of ancient Egyptian mythology, inspires this necklace made of Red Tiger Iron. Horus is the god of war and the sky and the patron of the Pharaohs. The Eye of Horus is often called the Egyptian "All-Seeing Eye." Combining the Eye of Horus with the Red Tiger Iron can bring the wearer confidence, vitality, and motivation.