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CAT'S EYE

  Information:-
 
   
 
This gem, whit its band of reflected light across the middle, has always reminded observers of the eye of a cat. The cat’s-eye effect, also called chatoyancy, is caused by parallel needle-like inclusions within the stone. The gem was once known as cymophane – Greek for “waving light.” In some cultures, its distinctive appearance made it the preferred treatment for all sorts of eye ailments.
 
 
 
Chatoyancy appears in other gemstones, But fine-quality cat’s-eye chrysobery1 sets the standard. It’s also the most valuable Cat’s eye stone. It’s durable as well as attractive, which makes it popular in men’s Rings, cufflinks and tie tacks. The cabochon cut brings out its cat’s eye effect to best advantage.
 
 
 
Cat’s eye chrysobery1 ranges from brown to greenish yellow. The finest Quality specimens boast a golden color, with bands that span the entire length of the Gem. The bands themselves are distinct, silvery-white, and straight.
 
 
 
The chatoyant band in cat’s Eye will appear to blink when you hold the stone between two light sources, then Rotate it. As you turn the stone, the eye splits into two bands that move apart, then Back together. This effect is called “opening and closing.”
 
 
Cat’s eye display another impressive Effect, called milk and honey. With the light positioned perpendicular to the Chatoyant band, the side nearest the light shows the stone’s original bodycolor while The other side has a milky appearance.
   
  Source:-
 
 
 
  • Brazil
 
  • East Africa
 
  • Sri Lanka
 
 
Hardness & Toughness:-
Hardness 81/2 on mohs scale
Toughness Excellent to good
   
Care and Cleaning:-
 
 
Type of Cleaning Advisability
Ultrasonic cleaning Usually safe
Steam cleaning Usually safe
Warm, soapy water Safe
 
     
  Ketu Mantra:-  
  Ashwa dwajaaya Vidhmahe shoola Hasthaaya Dheemahi Tanno Keto Prochodayath.  
     
  Table:-  
 
Planet Dragon tail
Metal Silver
Day Wednesday
Finger Middle/ring
Time 6a.m. – 7a.m.
  1p.m. – 2p.m.
 
     
  Procedure to wear:-  
  Wash the ring with milk, spread gray or red cloth over a brass plate and place Ring on it. Place the plate in the worship room burn the incense sticks. Recite ketu Mantra 108 times and wear the ring.  
     
  Note:-  
  Donate sugar along with bowl to get maximum benefit.  

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