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Cat's Eye Stone - Cat's Eye Jewelry

Cat's eye stone is a mineral belonging to a kind of quartz, with stripes of yellow, black and brown hues and iridescent color radiance (iridescence) inside the stone. Being chemical composition of silicon dioxide with impurities of crocidolite (asbestos), located longitudinally, has a silky tint - the effect of "cat's eye", especially noticeable when the light beam hits the stone.Refers to eye stones, when treated with eyes that receive the form. The cat's eye has been known since ancient times. Where there were deposits of this mineral, its spectacular appearance was highly appreciated. In Sumerian, amulets were made from him, they were inserted into the orbit of the sculptures of the gods. In India, the cat's eye was considered a stone charm. They believed that it grows heavy as the predator approaches, warning of danger. The cat's eye was dedicated to Shiva. In Tibet, Syria, an imitation of the eye was made of a mineral with a pupil and protein, skillfully using the direction of strips of stone. In Africa and Australia, stone was used for totem symbols and amulets for chiefs, with cat's coloring symbolizing generic power and might. Roman soldiers carried a stone with him, believing that he would give courage and protect his owner in battle. At the same time, stone engraving was done with magic symbols. For a long time this stone was used in the form of cabochons (rounded domes), now it is a valuable semi-precious stone, also used for jewelry. 

 

Types of Cat's Eye Stones:

The cat's eye stands out spectacularly among quartzites by the play of its colors. At the same time, there are two more types of stones:

Hawkeye: Hawkeye is a blue-gray stone with a bluish tinge. It has less iron impurities than ordinary mineral. An iridescent gray, bluish and black stripes with minimal pink inclusions make the falcon eye a valuable and mineral. Rarely encountered, therefore highly valued. 

Bull's Eye: A bull's eye can be obtained by calcining a cat's eye, which at the same time changes its typical color to a brownish-red hue with a silky sheen. Hawk eye and bulls eye are natural varieties of a single stone. Having processed a bull's eye with hydrochloric acid, they achieve the effect of a cat's eye, a very beautiful mineral with a band of light sliding along the surface of the stone, but obtained by chemical processing. A natural cat's eye is chrysoberyl, and a cat's eye is called a quartz eye. But he is also appreciated for the refined play of light, resembling the pupil of a cat. 

 

Mineral deposits of Cat's Eye Stone:

The cat's eye has a magmatic origin and is found in places where volcanoes have ever been located, or in places of fractures of the earth's crust. Large deposits of stone are located in Africa, Burma, Australia, USA, they are in Russia (the Urals, Eastern Siberia) and Ukraine. In the fields of South Africa and Australia, along with tiger, a falcon eye is mined. Tiger eye high quality jewelry is obtained in Africa. In India and Eastern Siberia there are also stocks of a bull's eye. Minerals of excellent quality are mined in Ukraine (Krivoy Rog). Krivoy Rog stones are distinguished by silky shine and rich golden-brown color. 

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Sterling Silver Pink Cat's Eye High Heel Pendant
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Sterling Silver Dark Blue Cat's Eye Cat Charm
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Stainless Steel White Cat's Eye & CZ 20in Necklace
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Stainless Steel Synthetic Pink Cat's Eye Shield 20in Necklace
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Stainless Steel Polished White Cat's Eye Round Necklace
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Stainless Steel Polished White Cat's Eye Heart Necklace
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Stainless Steel Polished Grey Cat's Eye Shepherd Hook Earrings
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Stainless Steel Polished Cat's Eye and Mother of Pearl Bracelet
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Stainless Steel Pink Cat's Eye Ring
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Stainless Steel Flower with Pink Cat's Eye Pendant Necklace
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Stainless Steel Black Cat's Eye Ring
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Stainless Steel Antiqued & Purple Cat's Eye Teardrop 20in Necklace
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Stainless Steel 12mm Cat's Eye Ring
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Men's Stainless Steel Polished Cat's Eye Cuff Links
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