This stone has great flashes of color! It measures 1 3/4" long, 1 3/8" wide, 1/2" thick and weighs 1.4oz (39 grams.) Ready to enjoy or inspire something of your own creation! Tiger's eye is an enthralling stone, telling a fascinating story of growth and transformation. It goes from being a potentially harmful substance, asbestos, into a safe stone that shimmers in the light. There are differing theories of how the growth process occurs....most recently Peter Heaney and Donald Fisher studied this stone early this century and discovered it is in fact crocidolite fibers encased in columns of Quartz. Crocilodite, a naturally blue form of asbestos, grows in iron veins. Iron oxidation gives rise to the brown staining exhibited on the stone. Heat transforms the brown coloration to red. With a hardness of 7, this stone is one of strength and courage. It brings in the energy of the sun while grounding one to the earth with the energy of iron. Red Tiger's eye is particularly invigorating...activating the sex drive and stimulating the metabolism as needed. Integrative and cohesive, this stone can aid in bringing things together. A stone said to support mental health and personality disorders, tigers eye uplifts you with the light of the sun and the love of the earth. No two stones are the same...discover the unique story this stone has to share.