Order by *noon* on 12/16 for 12/24 delivery.
Account / Sign In   |         / More   |    FAQ   |    Contact Us   
X
  • There are currently no items in your Shopping Bag.
(0)
 
$3.00 Flat Rate Shipping & Free Returns        Most Orders Shipped Next Business Day        Ask a Question or Place an Order 703-828-4325        We have candles and incense too!
What is Cat's Eye?
Most Popular
Articles
Crystal Recommendations
Category
Newsfeed
Recent Updates
What is Cat's Eye?
 Post a comment  
Share |

From: tracy
Sent: Wednesday, September 16, 2009 9:07 PM
To: HealingCrystals.com
Subject: Comment from HealingCrystals.com - Discount Prices on Healing Crystals, Minerals & Tumbled Stones

wondering if you can tell me what cat's eye is? I've heard of it before, but i think it's different than tiger eye. I did a search but nothing came up. Am I crazy or is there such a thing?

thanks again!
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Hi Tracy :)
I found this Q and A that I wrote quite a while ago that may help to explain Cat's Eye.

Q: Is Cat's Eye a crystal?

A: No, in actuality, Cat's Eye is a type of shimmer like configuration which can be in a number of different specimens, mainly a variety of quartz, tourmaline or chrysoberyl, but not limited to only these.

Q: So what defines "Cat's Eye" ?

A: A crystal is called Cat's Eye, when it basically exhibits a vertical chatoyancy which allows the stone to resemble a cat's eye

Q: OK, what exactly is "chatoyancy"?

A: Chatoyancy is a jewelry term meaning "reflecting a single streak of light"

Q: What causes the chatoyancy?

A: A chatoyancy is usually caused from the inclusion of straight fibers of asbestos

Q: Does it have any metaphysical properties?

A: Of course! Cat's eye can be used to stimulate intuition and to enhance awareness, as well as being a protective stone and dispelling unwanted energies from ones etheric field.

Q: So what is the difference between Tigers Eye or Hawkeye and something like Cat's Eye?

A: Usually the shimmer in something like a Tigers Eye is going across the piece and in repetitive fashion. Cat's Eye has a streak of light going up and down and is usually a singular reflection.


I hope this is helpful!
with love and crystal blessings,
Kristi


Posted on September 17, 2009
Be the first to post comment about this article!
Name or Nickname:  *   (Required *)
E-Mail Address:  *  Monthly Newsletter
Click on a Star to Rate this Article
  Not Rated
Comment:

Please Enter Verification Code:
557hb
Back   Tell a Friend
 

Copyright © 2016 HealingCrystals.com, owned and operated by Foundation for Balance and Harmony.
All profits from this website go to support our non-profit activities.