Exceptional Tiger Eye Triangular and Multi-Color Necklace with Coal Black Jet Stones is Spectacular! (YEL-022)
The sleek design of this bold Tiger Eye Necklace is enhanced by Miriam's generous use of hammered Sterling Silver Rondelles. The triangular shape of the Tiger Eye stones magnifies its outstanding natural color. Two Jet* chunky slightly rounded rectangles and a Red Tigers Eye form the centerpiece of the Necklace. The Sterling Silver Rondelles are a hammered. Four are antiqued, and four are shiny.The shimmering natural effect of expertly-cut Tiger Eye is similar to the sheen of a fine silk, or the sun shining on a lovely lake—like a gentle wave of color. For a gemstone to show this effect, it is carefully cut with the fibers or fibrous structures parallel to the base of the finished stone. Miriam seeks out stones that show the very finest of this shimmering feature. She photographs the finished jewelry in very bright sunlight to show the full chatoyancy (shimmer and glow) of each stone.
- Necklace length is 19 inches.
- Red, Golden-Brown, and Greenish Black Tiger Eye and Blue Hawk-Eye stones are triangular and measure 20mm in diameter and are approximately 8mm thick.
- The Jet rectangular stones measure 20mm x 16mm.
- The four Antiqued Hammered Sterling Silver Rondelles are approximately 14mm in diameter and 5,5mm thick.
- The four Shiny Hammered Sterling Silver Rondelles are also approximately 14mm in diameter and 7mm thick.
About Tiger Eye: These natural stones are known for their shimmering colors—or "chatoyancy." In gemology chatoyancy (or chatoyance) is an optical reflectance effect coined from the French "chat oeil," meaning "cat's eye." Chatoyancy arises either from the fibrous structure of a material, as in Tigers Eye, or from fibrous inclusions or cavities within the stone, as in cat's eye chrysoberyl. The Colors of Tiger Eye: Tiger Eye (or Tigers-eye) is available in a golden (yellow) brown, reddish brown, and greenish black. Another variety, called Hawk Eye has a much darker bluish to black color. Miriam’s gorgeous Tiger Eye and Hawk Eye jewelry features stones carved into smoothly polished spheres, triangles, or rondelles, all patterned with natural bands and swirls. The striking optical effect, due to fibers in the stone, makes the surface appear to shimmer as the stone is rolled from side to side. The red version is gently heat treated to bring out the iron oxide that is a natural component of the stone. The blue stones are also heat treated to bring out the blue crocidolite fibers. Heat-treated stones are considered natural, since there is no dye or other substance used to color or enhance the stones. The heat brings out the natural color. These beautiful stones are found in the United States, Canada, Korea, China, Brazil, Namibia, India, and Burma.
*What is the Mysterious Jet Gemstone? Jet is black or dark brown in color, but may contain pyrite inclusions which have a brassy color and metallic luster. It is often confused with Onyx or Black Tourmaline. A form of bituminous coal, Jet can be polished to produce a waxy, velvety luster. Resources suggest evidence that Jet has been mined since about 1400BC. The most famous historical source is Whitby in Yorkshire, England. In fact, as a gem material, Jet was especially popular during the reign of Queen Victoria. The Queen wore Jet mined in Whitby as part of her mourning dress after the death of her husband, Prince Albert. It has also been traditionally fashioned into rosaries. Sources of Jet are in Württemberg (Germany), France (Dep. Aude), Poland, Spain (Asturia), and the United States (Colorado, New Mexico, Utah).