Better known as a cat's eye this stone is named for the actions of a cat's eye when exposed to light. The line forms an aperture that opens and closes as it is rotated under a direct light source.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Cats Tuesday: Cat's Eye Cats
John took me to see Gemstar Gems in Enfield, New Hampshire this weekend. We found these tiny cats made from cat's eye. Cat's eye is a quartz with the quality of chatoyancy — a fancy name for a fancy gemstone.