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With its iridescent reflections and evocative name, the Tiger’s Eye has something to intrigue you. Belonging to the large family of Quartz, this opaque mineral, sometimes slightly translucent, is declined in a chromatic spectrum going from golden yellow to brown, through bronzed. Above all, it is distinguished by the curious optical effects that seem to animate the inside of the stone when it is handled. Its characteristic dark, tiger-like stripes seem to move, reinforcing the stone’s almost magical character. Also in the collective unconscious, possessing an Tiger’s Eye would almost be like possessing a talisman conferring the courage and strength of the big cat from which it takes its name. And yet, despite this strong symbolism, there are few known legends and stories about the eye of the tiger. Nevertheless, it is known, for example, that in Mesopotamia, crystal was known as the eye of Bellus, one of the most important deities in the time of Babylon. It is also said that, in ancient times, the Romans went to war with Tiger’s Eye Pendants, supposed to protect them from injury. Thus, the scarce information concerning the use of this mineral in ancient societies seems to reinforce its esoteric aura.