EXPERIENCE HISTORY

MAJESTIC HAWK’S EYE

With its blue-gray to greenish blue silky luster, this opaque quartz taps into our imagination. It is a transparent to translucent gemstone that is quite durable due to its relative hardness. Can you see its golden bands shimmer just like the sunlight melts into the sea?

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THE NAME

Especially when cut into a cabochon, this stone is the spitting image of a hawk’s eye. It is also called falcon’s eye and is often considered a blue variety of its bronze-coloured brother, tiger’s eye.

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THE SOURCE

Hawk’s eye can be found in deposits around the world such as Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, India, Korea, Myanmar, Namibia, South Africa, Spain, Thailand, and the United States.

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THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER

This gem is characterized by a special phenomenon that gemologists call chatoyancy. When you hold it so that it catches the light, a wavy pattern of parallel lines that seem to move when the stone is turned comes to show.

HAWK’S EYE

A HISTORY

Hawk’s eye is quite rare. Therefore not often seen in mainstream jewelry, it is used in one-of-a-kind earrings, rings, brooches, cufflinks, and tie tacks.