Tiger Eye Dagger Pendant Silver Necklace
Tiger Eye Dagger Pendant Silver Necklace- Soft Dagger Style, with a silver bail that displays turquoise and coral red enamel details.
18 Inch Silver chain included.
Tiger’s Eye, or Tiger Eye, is a variety of macrocrystalline Quartz known for its remarkable chatoyancy and rich layers of gold and brown color. It is thought to be a pseudomorph of Quartz, formed as layers of Crocidolite, a fibrous blue asbestos, were replaced over time by Chalcedony Quartz while still retaining the original shape of the asbestos fibers. A later theory proposes a simultaneous growth of the minerals through a crack-seal vein-filling process. In either case, iron from the decomposed Crocidolite oxidized to its brown color, and reflection of the light on the random fibers produces the gleaming chatoyancy. [www.gemdat.org][www.mindat.org][Lembo, 335][www.gemselect.com][Fernie, 311]