Cats-Eye

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. Chrysoberyl Cat’s Eye is the best known and has the strongest and most distinct cat’s eye effect of all gemstones

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. Chrysoberyl Cat’s Eye is the best known and has the strongest and most distinct cat’s eye effect of all gemstones. Chrysoberyl is a very hard stone given a rating of 8.5 on the Mohs scale and is part of the same family as the rare Alexandrite.

Despite many different gemstones exhibiting a cats eye effect, when using the term “Cats Eye”, it automatically refers to the Chrysoberyl Cats Eye. Only Chrysoberyl’s cat’s eye can simply be referred to as “Cat’s Eye” without any gemstone mentioned as a prefix for distinction.

Cat’s Eye is the birthstone for those born on Friday, shared with Emerald, and the gemstone for the 18th wedding anniversary. It’s said to bring happiness and tranquility, kindness and confidence, and positivity. It’s also a symbol of good fortune and prosperity.

Cat’s Eye is thought to carry a very strong protective energy that guards the wearer from evil spirits and can help transforms negative thoughts into positive energy. It’s claimed Cat’s Eye can also improve creativity, enhance awareness, and stimulate intuition.

Lastly, Cat’s Eye supposedly has many physical benefits. It is alleged that the gemstone can help treats eye disorders, relieve headaches, aiding the nervous system, and can be used to heal certain organ problems.