Hi there dear Empaness supporters and gemstone jewellery fanatics
Hope everyone is well and has a fantastic weekend planned !
I have been staring at my Tiger’s Eye gemstones recently with wonder (the intro picture for this blog shows some of my favourites of these stones).
Sterling silver 10mm Tiger's Eye drop earrings
Here is some info on this stone I looked up recently:
“Tiger’s Eye is formed from Crocidolite, which is a bluish-grey stone. Crocidolite begins to become a quartz gradually until the transformation eventually ends.
This beautiful gemstone gets its unusual name from its unique appearance that has been likened to the eye of a tiger or of other felines.
Crocidolite itself is a kind of asbestos mineral, whose composition is made of fibres that are fine and dense. Each of the fibres that compose the crocidolite is placed in a wavy parallel orientation. This specific position creates a unique effect known as chatoyant.
In the process whereby the crocidolite becomes quartz, it changes its colour from its original bluish grey but sometimes the transformation does not get fully completed. What that happens, the resulting stone still maintains some of its original bluish grey colour but often also has some yellow or brown streaks (or overtones). When a stone shows those characteristics, it is referred to as Hawk’s Eye, rather than Tiger’s Eye.
There are several different varieties of Tiger’s Eye, including the following:
- The Arizona Tiger’s Eye, which is found in the U.S. state of Arizona)
- The Blue Tiger’s Eye or Hawk’s Eye (characterised by its bluish-grey colour and the lack of brown or yellow )
- The Marra Mamba Tiger’s Eye (a variety that has a multicoloured effect that combines steel blue, reddish brown, yellowish green, and yellow, which is found in Western Australia
- The Tiger Iron or Tiger’s Eye Matrix (Tiger’s Eye with iron oxide patterns or lines, including yellow Limonite and red or dark grey Hematite). “
A major source of Tiger's-Eye is South Africa.
“Tigers Eye Stone is a crystal with lovely bands of yellow-golden colour through it. This is a powerful stone that aids harmony and balance, and helps you to release fear and anxiety. It stimulates taking action, and helps you to make decisions with discernment and understanding, and unclouded by your emotions.
Traditionally it was carried as an amulet against curses or ill-wishing, and is known to give you courage, self confidence and strength of will. It enhances creativity and is one of the stones that aid kundalini awakening. This natural crystal balances the brain, so it may be of benefit to help those who are suffering from mental disease or with personality disorders. It is a strong stone to aid you with all of the basic survival needs... and aids your ability to work through difficult times. It is known to aid the healing of broken bones, and it helps to enhance your strength when needed.
This is a stone that helps us to be more active, mentally as well as physically... and its major work is within the lower chakras. It will stimulate the base chakra, sacral chakra and the solar plexus chakra, where its energy has a very powerful effect.”
I do remember describing, very briefly, the chakra system in a previous blog - in case you need to to reference, here is the link: https://empaness.com.au/blogs/news/julies-friday-crystal-ball-8-february-2019
Handcrafted sterling silver Tiger's Eye pendant on rolo chain
This week’s news from Julie’s craft bench:
Not sure I have mentioned this yet but we have recently been busy working on the website and have set up an awesome rewards program for customers to get points towards money off their next purchase. Website visitors can accrue points for referring people to Empaness or for purchases.
Also we have a currency convertor for our overseas customers. You can view all this on our website - the popups for these are now at the very top of the home page and by using the popups, you can see just how much value is there.
And exciting too that we have a new collection page called “New Creations” Go and take a look !
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Message from me for the week is “there are so many things you can do in this world, be kind”
And, if you are wondering where my business name, Empaness, came from - its for empathy and kindness, two things close to my heart.
Bye for now - wishing you all a wonderful , happy and safe weekend.