The Tiger’s Eye, also known as the Tiger Eye, is a gemstone that has been revered since ancient times. The Tiger’s Eye is a variety of Quartz that is known for its chatoyancy, or having a band of bright reflected light, and layers of rich brown and gold colors. Tiger’s Eye gems mostly come from India, the United States, South Africa, and Australia.
There are many superstitions and traditions surrounding the Tiger’s Eye. This gemstone is linked to the magical tiger, which is the king of beasts in Eastern mythology. In ancient lore, the Tiger’s Eye was believed to be an all-seeing, all-knowing eye. The wearer was supposedly granted the ability to observe everything, even through closed doors. Since Tiger’s Eyes were thought to be such powerful, mysterious talismans, they were both feared and revered. In other legends, the Tiger’s Eye was believed to offer protection and good luck. These gemstones were believed to allow one to see in the dark and to heal eye diseases.
In ancient Egypt, Tiger’s Eyes were used for the eyes of their deity statues to represent divine vision. Egyptians believed that these gems provided the protection of both the sun and the earth gods (Ra and Geb). In ancient Rome, soldiers carried Tiger’s Eyes into battle because they believed the stones had the power to deflect weapons and to grant bravery in battle. They used the Eye of the Tiger in the thrill of the fight, helping them rise up to the challenge of their rivals.
Jennifer Reeves’ Tiger’s Eye jewelry, like “Beautiful & Versatile” embodies the elegant, mysterious qualities of these gems and enhances these qualities in the wearer. We welcome you to browse Jennifer Reeves Designs and to call us at 708-717-5942 with any inquiries.