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Tiger's Eye

Quartz With Brown Iron Inclusions, Tiger Eye Gemstone

Tiger's eye is a type of quartz, many gem lovers expect quartz stones to have a high degree of transparency but tigers eye gems are an exception. It is normally believed that good stones should have good clarity. In the case of this quartz type the presence of brown iron in the form of inclusions actually enhances the beauty of the stone. Tiger's eye gemstones show yellowish brown stripes, the differing color shades of these stripes gives the stone a 'tiger eye' like appearance. This is best seen when the gemstone is cut in a cabachon cut having a smooth and curved surface. A small ray of light seems to move across the surface of the tiger's eye gemstone, an effect which gemological experts call 'chatoyancy'.

For a normal gem enthusiast, the visibility of chatoyancy might be enough but, for a professional gem collector or jewelry buyer much more is expected of the tigers eye gem. If you pick an oval cabachon cut tiger's eye stone, you will notice that the light ray moves from left to right along the longer side of the gemstone. It would appear strange if the chatoyancy was visible across the smaller dimension of the oval gemstone. For the right look, the rough piece of tiger's eye should be oriented (positioned) in the right direction during the cutting process. In some cases an uncoventional direction in the cutting does produce interesting effects. We have come across some square tiger's eye gem stones where, the chatoyancy (moving light ray) could be observed across the diagonal of the square stone. Since the gem stone was quite large, it would probably be set in a tiger's eye pendant.

Since Tiger's eye is an opaque quartz variety, it is normally cut flat at the bottom. This allows the making of tigers eye rings, pendants and even bracelets with low profile (height) concepts. This implies an efficient use of metal and is more relevant when using gold. An interesting thing is that, some jewelry lovers believe in the special properties of gems like tigers eye. In such cases, the jeweler might get a special request for the tigers eye gemstone to touch the surface of the skin from the underside. If this was a requirement, the gemstone might need to be cut with a slight curve on the back side. Such jewels might be requested for in the form of tigers eye pendants and rings with the tiger eye gemstone.

This gemstome is quite durable and measures at 6.5 to 7 on the Mohs scale of hardness. If you are looking for a tigers eye jewel make sure that, the stone does not have any surface scratches or pits. Tigers eye gems are not expensive but, it is better not to chase 'cheap' tiger eye deals. Some of these stones can have surface defects and flaws, you might notice cracks in some of the cheap tiger's eye stones too. Jewelers love to buy wholesale gems as the price point can be quite cheap. Once they take delivery of the entire lot, they need to utilize the gems irrespective of quality. So make sure that you do not get saddled, with a low grade tigers eye jewel or gemstone.

If you believe or are interested in understanding the special powers or properties of this gem, here are some interesting details. Please note that we do not make any claims related to the special properties of tigers eye  or any other gemstone. Probably because it is referred to as an 'eye', it has been traditionally believed to give a person an insight into the self and events around us. Some people believe that wearing a tigers eye pendant or other jewel, protects the wearer from evil eyes. Carvings made from tigers eye gems are also used during meditation.

The steady demand for gemstone beads has influenced the way in which tiger's eye stones are cut. Remember that conventional applications in the jewelry sector need stones with no surface defects. However beads in simple round form or fancy shapes and cuts are also being increasingly made with tiger's eye stones. The emergence of a market for tigers eye stones, has allowed even lower quality of tigers eye gemstones to be utilized.

Common applications of tigers eye can be seen in mens rings, much of these are produced in sterling silver. It has remained a convention in the jewelry industry to utilize affordable gems in sterling silver jewelry. Today, ladies can also be seen wearing tiger eye earrings or necklaces made of tiger eye beads. Abundant quantities of tiger eye stones are coming out of China, fakes and imitations are often passed of as natural tiger's eye. We would advise you to follow the old saying when buying gems or jewelry, value the jeweler before valuing the jewelry.

Directstones the custom cut online gem provider custom cuts tigers eye gemstones in shapes and sizes of your choice.  There is no minimum order stipulation and you can order just one tigers eye stone or as many as you need. Since your tigers eye gems will be cut specifcially for you, unique cuts like faceted and cushion can be provided. You can contact us for all gem requirements and also with any queries or doubts that you might have.


Is Kaisilver?

Having established itself as the world's leading online custom jewelry provider, Kaisilver now extends it's merchandise line to include gems. While there is no shortage of gem stones in the global market, reliable sources for the retail buyer requirements are not many. Most retail gem dealers work with limited inventories, this reduces buyer options. Another problem with these small dealers is the lack of information and reliability when it comes to gem authenticity and value for money. Kaisilver with it's wide network of gemstone mining and manufacturing resources, is the best source for gems of all types, shapes, sizes and cuts. With a support team that is compromised of jewelry and gemstone experts, the advice and suggestions made by the team relate to your requirements and not to fixed sales targets. The website shows a small sampling of the gems that we offer. You can infact request for just about any gem on the globe. All gems are sourced directly from the source, closely inspected and then custom cut by our expert cutters. With a buyer base that includes fashion models, government officials, casino and resort owners, lawyers, financial experts, students and professors, doctors and surgeons, sportsmen and newsreaders we have become the preferred choice for quality gems and jewelry. By cutting out middlemen commissions and multiple agents, we provide great value for your money. Our large online operation does not stop us from welcoming even the smallest order. Gold and silver jewelry is custom made with equal attention to quality, material and craftsmanship. You can choose from our designs or send us detailed for the style and design that you need.


How To Order?

The process to order gems and custom jewelry at Kaisilver is similar. We do not expect you to make a rush purchase. We do wish that you take the time to discuss your requirements with our experts. They will be in a position to provide constructive suggestions that will guide you to make well informed buying decisions. Email all your requirements to provide as much inputs as possible to help us make relevant suggestions. For example if you are keen on getting a green gemstone but, are not particular about it being an emerald mention this in your email. Our gem experts might suggest a green tourmaline or even a peridot instead of an emerald. This suggestion would reduce our profit margins but will give you a gem that, is much cheaper and even more durable as compared to an emerald. When it comes to payments we offer some very suitable options. Paypal is the preferred form of payment, it is fair to the buyer and seller. The buyer when using paypal never needs to reveal credit card of bank information to the seller. We also accept direct bank transfers but prefer to do this on a case by case basis. When it comes to online transactions these days, both buyer and seller are afraid of frauds. It is quite possible that you do not feel comfortable working with us at Kaisilver. We sometimes feel a little uncomfortable with certain transactions too and prefer to keep away from them. There have always been fears of processing payments through Western Union money transfers. With the latest fraud reports, fake sellers and even fake buyers have been pulling off many online frauds using this mode of payment. At the same time we do understand that armed forces from the U.S who are stationed in various global positions sometimes have no other mode of payment besides Western Union. We therefore accept this mode of payment but at the same time, request you to avoid this mode if you do not feel comfortable using it. Shipping is done through FEDEX and you can expect a production lead time of around 4 to 5 weeks from the date of order confirmation and receipt of payment. Every jewel is fully custom made and requires the complete attention and concentration of highly skilled craftsmen. When it comes to gems, we could provide faster lead times and this can be discussed for each specific order.

Buyer Testimonials.

Below are a few comments from some of our buyers. As mentioned above we have a very serious interest in buyer satisfaction since our very existence depends solely depends on satisfied buyers. A high degree of repeat orders and a large number of orders being received through buyer recommendations has been at the heart of our success. Kaisilver buyers include people from all professions and walks of life. Fashion models, sportsmen, politicians, lawyers, financial experts, doctors and surgeons, members of the armed forces, newsreaders and journalists, students, casino and resort owners make up most of our buyer list.

.......received ring yesterday as you promised. it is stunning, more beautiful than i expected. the design and craftsmanship are outstanding. thank you again, it has been a pleasure doing business with you. i will highly recommend you to everyone i know, and look forward to doing business with you in the future. your entire staff has been professional and you displayed a high degree of honesty and integrity throughout the transaction. thank your staff and your craftsman for their incredible work. please feel free to use me as a reference as a EXTREMELY satisfied customer. take care, i wish you all well. Lt. Colonel James William Brady USA, Ret. Beverly Hills, Florida
Thank you very much for all your information and help with the production and safe delivery of the ring. It is indeed more than I had hoped forand I'm sure will be a winner with my wife. It is a shame that other firms can not be as helpful, you are all to be congratulated - Thank you again. Mr.Peter Keeble, U.K.

The ring arrived and it is beautiful. Thank you for such a wonderful job. I will be looking at your website over the next couple of weeks to place an additional order. Your workmanship and pricing is excellent.
Thanks again,
Dr. David Williams, U.S






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