Cat’s Eye

Chemical Formula: (SiO2 or BeAl2O4)

Description

Cat’s eye is a form of chrysoberyl that forms in many different colors and is well known for its amazing chatoyancy. Chatoyancy is when light reflects off of needle-like inclusions within a mineral, producing a shimmery effect. Cat’s eye is the simplest form of chatoyancy, having only one line of reflective minerals, giving it an appearance similar to a cat’s eye.

Metaphysical Properties

Cat’s eye encourages a more playful and innocent attitude, helping one to go with the flow. It also inspires creativity and new ideas when feeling blocked, making it a great stone for artists.