About Chrysoberyl cat’s eye
Chrysoberyl is the third-hardest frequently encountered natural gemstone and lies at 8.5 on the hardness scale, between corundum (9) and topaz (8).
Ordinary chrysoberyl is yellowish-green and transparent to translucent. When the mineral exhibits good pale green to yellow color and is transparent, then it is used as a gemstone. The three main varieties of chrysoberyl are: ordinary yellow-to-green chrysoberyl, cat’s eye or cymophane, and alexandrite.
Cymophane is popularly known as “cat’s eye”. This variety exhibits pleasing chatoyancy or opalescence that reminds one of an eye of a cat. When cut to produce a cabochon, the mineral forms a light-green specimen with a silky band of light extending across the surface of the stone.
This gem, with its narrow, bright band of reflected light across the middle looks like the eyes of a cat, which seems to glide magically across the surface when the stone is moved. This unusual phenomenon is called as Chatoyancy.
Power of the Cat’s Eye gemstone
The cat’s eye stone may enhance wisdom and intellect. It’s also known to bring materialistic comforts of life in the form of immense wealth in the wearer’s life.
The cat’s eye gemstone is worn as protection when a person finds his birth chart shows the planet Ketu has entered a house and is causing disharmony and calamities in his life.
The Cat’s eye gemstone is believed to have the power to treat certain diseases and be effective in ushering in wealth and prosperity, helps with education and job promotions, protects a person from enemies, accidents, evil spirits, etc.
The cat’s eye stone helps to stabilize emotions, enhance people’s abilities to deal with challenging situations.
How to wear and care the Cat’s Eye gemstone
If the stone is set in a ring people are advised to wear it on the middle or the little finger of the right hand. The ring is usually worn ‘two hours after sunset or in the evening’ to be effective.
When you want to clean cat’s eye, rinse with mild solution of soap and eater. Avoid using commercial jewelry cleaner ad they can damage your gemstone. Do not soak.