Natural Golden - Yellow Pear Shaped Tiger Eye 925 Silver Dangle Shepherd Hook Earrings. Tiger Eye displays chatoyant stripes (because structural fibers are bent). Stones are not enhanced. Location: Northern Cape, South Africa Size: 3.2 Centimeter in length including hook (1.3 inches) Weight: 8.8 Grams Combined
Interesting fact: Tiger's - Eye is a pseudomorph of compact Quartz after the fibrous mineral Crocidolite. It is formed when the Quartz takes over and dissolves the Crocodolite, leaving the Quartz in a finely fibrous and chatoyant form. When polished, it's silky luster creates a beautiful chatoyant effect of moving layers of brown and yellow lines and waves. "Tiger's-eye" is the most proper way for the name to be written. That is how it is written in Gemstones of the World by Walter Schumann, which is an authoritative book with the distinction of having more copies in print than any other book about gems. The stone also appears as "tiger's-eye" in GIA course materials.