Inspired by Aten/Aton, the Sun God in traditional ancient Egyptian religion. Aten was the original sun god that the more popular sun god Ra was derived from. Aten was more of an aspect of Ra and is depicted as a solar disk terminating in human hands. Aten creates the son in the mother's womb, the seed in men, and has generated all life.
Pendant strung on an 18" 14k gold-filled necklace.
Mohs Hardness Scale: 7 Very Durable
Properties: Tiger's Eye is linked to clearing mental blocks and encouraging focus on current issues (procrastinators that's you! gang gang!) It can be used to anchor the body during meditation for grounding. It's also sometimes called chatoyancy, after the French word for cat.
Tidbit History: Tigers eye has been a popular semiprecious stone for THOUSANDS of years. Tombs in the ancient city of Ur in Mesopotamia (modern Iran) dating back to 2500 BCE have yielded gold set with agates, such as tiger's eye and carnelian.