A usually yellow-brown stone (named in 1891) formed from seams of fibrous asbestos which through the ages have been transformed into quartz. Its unique silky reflections, called chatoyancy, are caused by light bouncing back from the asbestos filaments. Unknown to ancients, the tiger’s eye is a relatively recent discovery found in workable quantities in South Africa. It is thought to help eliminate the “blues” and to bring brightness and optimism to the user. It has been used to stimulate wealth and to enhance the stability required to maintain it. Tiger’s eye has a smooth appearance and is said to produce soothing vibrations, bringing calmness in times of turmoil. It has been used in the treatment of asthma, disorders of the eye, the throat and the reproductive system and can also be used to strengthen the alignment of the spinal column and to facilitate the mending of broken bones.