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Jade Tiger's Eye Orb, gift from China 1 and 3/4 inches wide.

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Posted 6 years ago

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I had a very dear Native american friend whose tribe had tons of oil, so he spent his life travelling the world. He went to China and asked me what I wanted him to bring me back, and I said, I guess some jade??? He brought several pieces of jade jewelry, but also this incredible orb, which he told me was Jade Tiger's Eye. Has anyone ever seen anything like this stone? It is truly bizarre to watch and the photographs don't do it any justice. It moves just like Tiger's Eye...are there any "Rock Scientist's" out there who recognize this stone?? Thank you, mich

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  1. michelleamieux michelleamieux, 6 years ago
    This is some form of Jade, according to my friend, who brought it back from China, where he went 4 times a year for business. He was not a novice at all in the "getting ripped off as a tourist" trade. He said Jade "Tiger's Eye", but I had never heard of that. Are there strains of quartz that you find in a big hunkahunka Jade which might explain the Tiger's Eye shimmer as you move it. It is definitely a rock, as my glassblower friend told me it is not glass. It is darkest green at the poles and appears to have a streak of clear crystal rock down the center of the rock orb. If you look at the line directly, it is almost transparent, but then when you move it it does the Tigers Eye shimmer...hmmm, Ar8, I wish you could feel this orb, it is very heavy, and the photos are hard to capture the dance of light. Thank you for helping me, Mich
  2. michelleamieux michelleamieux, 6 years ago
    It is definitely the same green as the jewelry he brought back, I think this might have been a piece of Jade that was not perfect enough to make jewelry, so they incorporated the flaw to make another beautiful object, kind of like the raw emerald necklace my Mom left me.
  3. michelleamieux michelleamieux, 6 years ago
    Thank you Mani and Vetraio!! Mich
  4. michelleamieux michelleamieux, 6 years ago
    It is 1 and 3/4 inches across. Than you for your help Ar8, I also appreciate your help with the mirror. I wish I knew what that logo was so I could figure out the "Patent#". You have been very kind and generous with your time, thank you, Mich
  5. michelleamieux michelleamieux, 6 years ago
    Thank you Monsieur Bellin!! Mich
  6. ThriftyGypsy ThriftyGypsy, 6 years ago
    Hey mich, that is an awesome marble you have there, lol ! It is a very beautiful item. Thanks for sharing, hope you are having a great day !
  7. michelleamieux michelleamieux, 6 years ago
    Thank you TG!! Mich
  8. Rafael Rafael, 5 years ago
    I like this. Kinda like my and my sisters eyes. Bright green! Very nice. Enjoyed the rest of your page. Thank you. I recently return check out some of my new items.

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