Tiger Eye gemstone, Chatoyant "cats-eye" effect for beads, carvings, objects

Tiger-eye is a chatoyant (cats' eye effect) variety of microcystalline quartz. This gemstone has a golden to red-brown color and a silky luster. The fibrous inclusions are what gives tiger-eye its phenomenal quality. It is quite abundant, reasonably priced, and can be carved, made into beads, or objects 'd art.