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Chatoyancy is a well-known optical phenomenon that can be observed in a wide range of cabochon-cut gem materials, but is most commonly associated with chrysoberyl. The effect is viewed from above as a single narrow band of light, which, for aesthetic reasons, has often been orientated to run lengthways along the oval-shaped stone. Chatoyancy is usually caused by reflection from a multitude of parallel, needle-like mineral inclusions within the material, but narrow tube-like cavities may also give rise to a similar, if somewhat coarser, effect.

Due to their appearance, chatoyant gems are usually given the varietal name “cat’s eye”. However, it is customary to only use this term in isolation when referring to the best-known and most valuable chrysoberyl specimens, with non-chrysoberyls usually also including the name of the specific gem species to which they belong (e.g. cat’s eye apatite, cat’s eye tourmaline, cat’s eye sillimanite, etc.).

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Scapolite Cat's Eye Cabochon
$ 325.00
1 pcs 24.10cts

Cat's eye Diopside
$ 200.00
254 pcs 396.94cts

White Cat's Eye Scapolite
$ 89.00
1 pcs 19.15cts

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