Cat's Eye has been treasured for many centuries, and is believed to be a powerful protective stone, particularly against evil spirits. Cat's Eye has long been considered a good luck charm in numerous cultures. The term cat's eye is derived from the phenomena displayed by this stone known as chatoyancy, which in French means "cat's eye." This is the changeable luster the stone exhibits when a light shines into the cabochon‐cut gem. Cat's eye is a very popular gemstone in men's jewelry.
Cat's eye's color ranges from a golden honey to grey to mint green.
Cat's Eye is a variety of chrysoberyl.
Cat's Eye rates an 8.5 on the Mohs scale, making it durable enough for everyday wear.
Cat's Eye is generally not treated or enhanced.
Cat's Eye should be stored separately from other gemstones so as to not scratch them or be scratched by them. Steam and ultrasonic cleaners are generally safe, however, for best results, clean your cat's eye jewelry using a mild soap under warm running water and dry with a soft lint‐free cloth.