Much of the healing properties that Tiger’s Eyes contain is a result of this gemstone’s appearance. Warriors valued it in ancient times. They believed that it afforded them protection and strength.
Ancient Roman soldiers especially trusted that it was powerful due to its resemblance to an eye. Eyes represent omnipotence, a quality highly sought on any battlefield. Certain cultures attribute the ability to ward off the Evil Eye to this stone as well.
The Ancient Chinese credited it with bringing good fortune to the wearer. In Eastern folklore, tigers depict courage, power, and integrity. This is why it was thought that these qualities were bestowed by the stone.
Tiger’s Eye can be found in Australia, South Africa, the USA, and Brazil, as well as several other regions.