I have used yellow and golden brown Tiger Eyes cube and round shaped beads to create this gorgeous bracelet. Interspersed between these Tiger Eye beads are seductive smooth Smoky Quartz beads. Pyrite faceted rondelles, smooth rounds and brass wavy spacers are used to separate and highlight the various beads. A coin charm hangs playfully at the toggle. Lovely, absolutely!
Tiger Eye is an iron bearing Quartz. The quartz is in a fibrous formation creating parallel lines within the gemstone. Light shining on the stone seems to move across the surface of the stone, a phenomenon known as 'Chatoyancy' coming from the French word for cat. The pictures do not capture this wonderful display but it is characteristic of this gemstone. The stone was thought in ancient times to bring good fortune and protection from the 'Evil Eye'. Roman soldiers were known to wear Tiger Eye to battle for protection. It is the gemstone for the 9th wedding anniversary. The presence of Iron Oxide determines the intensity of the golden color of the Tiger Eye.
Smoky Quartz is the clear grey or brown variety of natural Quartz. Natural healers have long used it as a mood enhancer, it is recommended to dispel ones negative energy and depression. It is considered the gemstone for the Zodiac sign of Capricorn.
Length: 8.25 inches to fit a 7.5 to 7.75 inch wrist. Ask me about re-sizing this bracelet.
Beading Wire: 0.19"/49 strand clear-coated stainless steel professional quality beading wire with 14K gold-fill crimps and crimp covers.
Bead size: 8 mm Tiger Eye cubes; 12 mm Tiger Eye rounds; 10 mm Smoky Quartz rounds; 20 mm coin charm.
Care: Clean with soft fabric, or non-abrasive polishing cloth. Avoid direct contact with perfumes, hairspray, and deodorants. Jewelry should be worn after application of cosmetics. Store wrapped in soft fabric or sealed in plastic bag.
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Tiger Eye and Smoky Quartz Bracelet