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All Eyes on Chrysoberyl:

Like the eye of a panther, cat's-eye Chrysoberyl seems almost supernatural in origin. How could something so feline be mineral and not animal? Cat's-eye Chrysoberyl, a cousin of colour-changing alexandrite, is a variety of Chrysoberyl which has a distinct band of light across its face which sweeps from side to side.


The colour ranges from a honey-brown to an apple green with rich gold colours generally the most valued. The most important value factor is the strength and sharpness of the eye. Fine cat's-eye Chrysoberyl often also shows the "milk and honey" effect. When a bright light source is directed at the side of the stone, one side of the eye will be milky white and the other remains gold. When the stone is rotated, the colours switch. Cat's-eyes are especially popular in men's jewellery.


Cat's-eye Chrysoberyl has the presence of a familiar, a powerful talisman that can direct fortune. Put it to work for you!


Chrysoberyl can also seen in a faceted variety, which has a honey-gold colour. It may remind you of yellow sapphire, topaz, or Citrine.





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