Stone’s names: Tiger eye, also spelled tiger’s-eye and tiger eye.
Tiger eye is also called crocidolite cat’s-eye or African cat’s-eye. Color: Tiger eye has rich yellow and golden brown stripes, with a fine golden luster when polished.
Description: Tiger eye is quartz that contains oriented fibers of crocidolite that have been replaced by silica.
The Tiger eye is displaying chatoyancy (a vertical luminescent band like that of a cat’s eye). Tiger eye typically has lustrous alternating yellow or brown bands.
The name’s origin: Tiger eye with its bands resembles an eye of a tiger, so it is received its name due to this similarity.