Main Source of Origin: Madagascar, Brazil, Sri Lanka, India, Tanzania
Mohs Hardness: 8.5
Cat’s eye are usually tied to the mineral, Chrysoberyl. Chrysoberyl is derived from the Greek word ‘Berillos’ meaning ‘gold-white spar’. Honey tone with a streak of light across its surface, it is akin to the pupil of a real cat’s eye. Its effect is known as Chatoyancy, caused by the reflection of light by tiny needle-like inclusions in the gemstone.
The most superior chatoyancy has been said to display a thick straight line, with milky and honey colors in equal portions. Cat’s eyes exhibiting both high clarity and strong luster are considered to be extremely rare.
The Cat’s eye is a popular gem, especially for adorning men’s jewellery.
Cat's Eye jewellery is available in store.