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Tiger's Eye Chinese Zodiac Pendant, Dragon
- Tiger's Eye Chinese Zodiac Pendant, Dragon
- Approx. 1 5/16" long x 7/8" x 1/4" thick
- Origin is China
- 5th Position in the Chinese Zodiac
Those born under the Chinese Zodiac of the Dragon are energetic and warm-hearted, charismatic, lucky at love and egotistic. They're natural born leaders, good at giving orders and doing what's necessary to remain on top. The Dragon is a symbol of creativity, nobility, strength, goodness, immortality, longevity, courage, endurance and Yang energy. The Dragon is one of four sacred animals (separate from the zodiac) that guard the four sacred directions. It is a good charm to place in the east side of your home or office, or hold tightly in your hand for courage and energy.
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.