Tiger’s Eye Quartz: 8.62ct Cameo Gemstone, Natural Hand Made Carved Gem, Loose Precious Quartz Mineral, Cut Crystal AAA Jewelry Supply 10253
Hand Carved Paired Head Cameo.
Gem Type: Quartz- Tiger's Eye
Shape: Rectangle Carved Cabochon
Proportions: Very Good
Finish: Very Good
Cut: Very Good
Stock # 10253
◊ Tiger's eye Quartz
◊◊ Mineral: Quartz
Tiger's eye quartz contains brown iron which produces its golden yellow color. Cabochon cut stones of this variety show the chatoyancy (small ray of light on the surface) that resembles the feline eye of a tiger.
Tiger’s eye quartz has been fascinating man for thousands of years. Romans would wear Tiger’s eye as a talisman in battle and it was often set into swords and helmets.
Since antiquity, Tiger’s eye has been worn as an amulet to bring about good luck and to protect against witchcraft. The gem is said to help put you on the right path of life, as well as helping you understand your own faults.
The most important deposit is in South Africa, though tiger's eye is also found in Western Australia, Burma (Myanmar), India and California.
- Ultrasonic: Usually Safe
- Steamer: Risky
- Warm Soapy Water: Safe
Thank you for taking an interest in MJGemstones! We are an importer, dealer, and wholesaler of one-of-a-kind hand cut natural gemstones. We specialize in faceted colored gems and diamonds. The high quality gems you see listed for sale are the exact high quality stones that you will receive when you buy with us. Our gems are in stock and ready to ship (RTS). We love working with custom designers and want to be a part of your unique creation.
Jewelers and custom artisans have set our genuine gems into many types of settings. These settings include rings (cocktail rings, engagement rings, and right-hand rings), custom pendants, necklaces, earrings (matching pair), bracelets, and wire wrapped jewelry. Cottage industry sellers and artistic creative jewelry designers have also used our gems for their jewelry creations.
Each gemstone is a piece of art produced by traditional lapidary methods, beginning with loose gemstones being cut from a natural crystal. The shape of the finished loose gemstone is normally determined by the shape of the rough. Standard gem shapes are pear, emerald, oval, round, heart, trillion, square, and half-round domed cabochon.
The precious stone can be calibrated by the gem cutter to specific sizes for easy mounting. If there is enough material, a parcel, or parcels can be cut from the same lot of rough. Most high-end center stones and engagement stones are rare one-of-a-kind pieces and are not calibrated.
Our unique stones are also used for lost wax casting, stone setting, OOAK jewelry making, engagement rings, wire wrapping, and general DIY (jewelry) supply. Our customers buy our stones for a wide range of purposes, including gem collecting, as gifts, birthday presents, and wedding presents.
Our gem craft supplies can be used by an artistic jewelry designer or professional jeweler to make creative jewelry. Many jewelers use the lost wax casting technique, which allows the artisan to make a single custom piece such as a ring, pendant, necklace, engagement ring, cocktail ring, right-hand ring, or bracelet. A cottage industry seller normally makes many custom pieces at one time in order to streamline their process and be efficient.
Material that jewelry designers use to mount our gems include gold (14k, 18k, 22k), silver, platinum, palladium, tungsten, steel, jewelers wire, wood, bone, carved antler, cloth, and metal clay.
Gemology students use our gems for study stones. The gemologist uses a binocular microscope to learn about the inclusions in a study stone. The inclusion scene can tell you about the gem’s origin and whether it has been treated. Other tools used by gemologists are the 10x triplet jeweler’s loupe, dichroscope, refractometers, polariscope, color filter (Chelsea filter), tweezers, spectroscope, and UV lights. These gemological tools can be found for sale on the internet.
All gemstones are mined from the earth, from many exotic localities around the world. Different mines can produce different colors of the same type of gem. Some of the more common places include Montana, USA, Burma (Myanmar), Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Russia, Australia, Sri Lanka, Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania, Mozambique, Nigeria, Madagascar) Brazil, Columbia, and Mexico.
Gemstones are called by many different names, such as, “loose gems”, “precious gems”, and “semi-precious gems”. Sometimes the names are a bit vague: “faceted stones”, “cabochons”, “AAA quality supply”, “study stones”, “rare mined crystals”, “beads”, “jewels”, or, bluntly, “a rock”. These slang words and phrases for gems are constantly changing. All the cool cats call them “sparkly bling” or “rocks” :-)
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Shipping & policies
We process your order and ship out your gems with in two days of receiving payment.
Our standard shipping is 1st Class USPS with tracking. Delivery times vary from three to five days.
We can ship using faster methods. Contact us for other options.
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Returns & exchanges
Item(s) must be returned back within 7 days for a full refund of your purchase price minus shipping and Esty fees. We stand behind our products 100%. We can give you a replacement or a refund promptly upon receiving the item. Send it back to the address on the invoice, AND be sure to include a copy of the invoice. The gemstones are examined by a CERTIFIED GEMOLOGIST prior to an issue of a refund; if the gemstones are altered in any way then no refunds or exchanges are permitted