Wholesale Lot: 17 Polished Tiger's Eye Palm Stones - South Africa

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This is a wholesale lot of 17 2.4 - 2.6" wide palm stones of polished tiger's eye from South Africa.

These are great as gifts, for educational programs, or for resale. At the wholesale price, each stone is $8.76 and can easily retail for much more.

Tiger's eye or Tiger Eye is a gorgeous, chatoyant gemstone with alternating banks of golden to red-brown color and a silky luster. It has a fascinating and constantly shifting light effect where the gold and brown bands appear to keep reversing as the stone is moved relative to the light source.

Tiger's eye is actually a variety of quartz which is chatoyant because of subparallel intergrowth of quartz crystals and altered amphibole fibres that have turned into limonite. It's primarily used to ornamental and lapidary purposes. Primary sources of Tiger's Eye are South Africa, Australia and China.

Tiger's eye
Northern Cape Province, South Africa
2.4 - 2.6", up to 1" thick