A beautiful freeform "swoosh" shaped, custom cut cabochon! This amazing and mysterious stone is made out of unique Australian Tiger IRON. Chatoyant veins of golden tiger eye is banded with flowing layers of various colored iron stone & red jasper! I hand cut this piece - measurements are shown in the listing title - with slightly domed face and a satiny, matte finish. Check out my other listings for other varieties of tiger eye.
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Here's some more info I found online about tiger iron..."ironstone rock is a natural mixture of hematite, jasper and tigereye. Tiger iron is a great example of a metamorphosed gemstone: More than 2 billion years ago, deposits of these three materials were slowly mashed together as tectonic plates shifted. The tremendous pressures on the original crystals resulted in the intricate, banded designs of tiger iron. Each stone can be seen distinctly in layers of gold, silver, brown and red, drawing unique vertical and horizontal patterns."
Metaphysically it is said "This unusual trinity stone is believed to carry the energies of its three parents. It is said to stimulate vitality, strengthen force of will and courage, and breathe a new spiritual life into creative efforts. Mystics say it helps with multi-tasking, and that wearing tiger iron or keeping it near your desk will help you stay focused on your goal as you plow through work. Physically, it is purported to improve the condition of the blood and eliminate toxins from the large intestine. Tiger iron is found largely in Australia, but also in England, Mexico, Brazil and the Lake Superior region. "