Cat's Eye describes a gemstone polished into a cabochon that displays a narrow band of concentrated light going across the width of the stone. This effect, known as chatoyancy, or cat's eye effect, is caused by inclusions of fine, slender parallel mineral fibres in the gemstone that reflect light in a single band. Of all the gemstones that exhibit cat's eye, Chrysoberyl Cat's Eye is the best known. Chrysoberyl has the strongest and most distinct cat's eye effect of all gemstones. Though several different gemstones types exhibit a cat's eye effect, only Chrysoberyl's cat's eye enjoys the privilege of having the name "Cat's Eye" without any prefix. Whenever the term "Cat's Eye" is used, it refers to Chrysoberyl cat's eye by default, unless otherwise specified.
Healing properties of Cat's Eye
Cat's Eye acts to stimulate instinct and to beautify cognizance. It is a grounding stone that gives a totally powerful defensive electricity. Cat's Eye dispels undesirable strength from the air of secrecy. It amplifies precise success and fortune. Chrysoberyl Cat's Eye transforms bad thoughts into high quality energy. Cat's Eye brings happiness and serenity, together with optimism, generosity and self assurance. It can beautify creativity and kindness. Traditionally, Cat's Eye is assumed to guard the wearer from evil spirits.
Cat's Eye treats eye issues and improves night time vision. It relieves complications, facial and sciatic pain. Cat's Eye aids the nervous device and related pains. It may be used to heal the kidneys, pancreas, liver, lymph nodes, spleen and troubles associated with leukemia.
Properties of Cat's Eye
|Colour||Blue, Red, Green, Yellow, Orange, Brown, Pink, Purple, Gray, Multicoloured|
|Refractive Index||1.744 - 1.755|
|SG||3.5 - 3.8|
|Cleavage||1,1 ; 3,2|