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Chatter

South African Golden Tiger Eye


About this design:

I have held onto these South African tiger eye large carved ovals for 10 years. I have always loved them but now it's time to go. They have exquisite chatoyance and unique carving. Paired it with golden tiger eye rounds and rondelles.

Components:

18x25mm South African golden tiger eye, 10mm tiger eye rounds, 8mm tiger eye rounds, 4x8mm tiger eye smooth rondelles, brass beads and a TierraCast antique brass tapered toggle from LB.

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  1. Nancy Mc
    Nancy Mc says:

    Wow Kat.This is gorgeous and bold.You’re right about the stones. They are fascinating to look at. It’s a very classic and timeless style.
    Beautiful work,as usual.

  2. Fresh Baked
    Fresh Baked says:

    Okay…please educate me! What is chatoyance??
    Regardless, the carved beads are gorgeous in your design.

  3. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    @Fresh Baked…chatoyance is the type of reflection within certain gemstones. You will see this in tigers eye and sunstone as examples. Here is the official description: In gemology, chatoyancy (/ʃəˈtɔɪ.ənsi/ shə-toy-ən-see), or chatoyance or cat’s eye effect,[1] is an optical reflectance effect seen in certain gemstones. Coined from the French “œil de chat,” meaning “cat’s eye,” chatoyancy arises either from the fibrous structure of a material, as in tiger’s eye quartz, or from fibrous inclusions or cavities within the stone, as in cat’s eye chrysoberyl.

  4. DayLilly aka Del
    DayLilly aka Del says:

    So beautiful. These stones are divine. You must have quite a collection.

  5. A Little Pizzaz aka Judy
    A Little Pizzaz aka Judy says:

    Beautiful – has a regal air!

  6. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Goodness…those stones are just incredible! This is a gorgeous necklace!

  7. CAS
    CAS says:

    Utterly stunning!! I can see why you held on to the stones for so long, they are SPECTACULAR! An amazing piece … WOW!

  8. Beadzilla aka Wanda
    Beadzilla aka Wanda says:

    WOW!! Those beads are delicious!! I love the colors and your choice of metal! Perfect in every way!

  9. Beadlady3 aka Cindy
    Beadlady3 aka Cindy says:

    Wow those are gorgeous and your design shows them off perfectly. Yummy! I’d find a way to wear this every day!

  10. Crystal Canary
    Crystal Canary says:

    Kat, I’m having bead envy–The Tiger Eyes are awesome!! I hope you are going to keep this one for yourself–I know I would never be able to part with it! Your design showcases the tiger eye and its carving wonderfully. Along with agate, I am also in love with chatoyant beads–I have some sunstone on the way right now and can hardly wait for it to arrive! Great job! :)

  11. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    Gorgeous!

  12. N Taylor
    N Taylor says:

    These are lovely beads and a keeper.

  13. Karen aka kidsauthor
    Karen aka kidsauthor says:

    Just gorgeous…love the design and use of the Tiger eye, talk about eye catching…this is it!

  14. Dill
    Dill says:

    Gorgeous design, and I love the carved tiger’s eye, even though I’m not usually a tiger’s eye fan!

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