Many people love the look of yellow of tiger eye and May was no exception. Tiger eye gemstones display what is known as chatoyancy or a cat's eye effect which makes them an attractive gemstone indeed. May chose to alternate the round tiger eye beads with opaque black bicone glass beads. The latter picks up on the darker hues of the tiger eye and yet provides a shape contrast to the round tiger eye beads.

For further information on the different types of tiger eye, please see my January post "In the eye of the tiger".
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