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Tiger's Eye Chinese Zodiac Pendant, Dog

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    • Tiger's Eye Chinese Zodiac Pendant, Dog
    • Approx. 1 3/8" long x 7/8" wide x 3 /16" thick
    • Origin is China
    • 11th Position in the Chinese Zodiac.
    • Those born under the Chinese Zodiac sign of the Dog often personify traits of Loyalty, Faithfulness and Honesty. They have strong morals and ethics. Dogs are often gentle, lovable and kind. They are loyal and courageous under pressure. They like to stay comfortable and dislike overly loud people. Fidelity and Home are often the key words important to them. Ensuring others are happy is more important to the Dog than wealth, money or success. Dogs are determined individuals; always wanting to master a new subject before moving on and always finishing what they start. Dogs spend money wisely, passing on luxury goods in favor of practical items. They also prefer saving money to cover future expenses. Dogs are resilient, especially when fighting illness. 
    • Tiger’s Eye is a form of Chalcedony quartz, but is what is a known in mineralogy as a pseudomorph. The term comes from the Greek for "false form." Pseudomorphs form when one mineral replaces another. It began as the fibrous blue mineral called Crocidolite, which is made up of iron and sodium. The Crocidolite was gradually transformed into when quartz becomes embedded between the fibers of Crocidolite. This process can result in two different gemstones: a blue stone called Hawk's Eye or the golden brown stone called Tiger's Eye. Gentle heating can turn Tiger’s Eye a rich red color. In the course of the process, the Crocidolite is completely dissolved. But the quartz takes on the fibrous formations and this creates the parallel lines within the gem which gives it that effect of shifting plays of light; it is one of the "chatoyant" gemstones. Chatoyancy exhibits a changeable silky luster as light is reflected within the thin parallel fibrous bands. Tiger's Eye is mined in South Africa, Australia, the USA, Canada, India, and Namibia Ancient Roman soldiers were said to carry Tiger’s Eye stones for protection in battle.  Common folklore rumors Tiger's Eye may increase focus and mental clarity, and is a good stone for business people.